learning as negotiation

Found an interesting quote on M. Baker’s paper: “A model for Negotiation in Teaching-Learning Dialogues”. It is about a contructivist view on learning that he stated as opposed to the more conservative view of knowledge transmission. Well, I cannot agree more on this because of my studies on Paper’s constructionism and Piaget’s constructivism:

…induction into the culture through education, if it is to prepare the young for life as lived, should also partake of the spirit of a forum, of negotiation, of the recreating of meaning. But this conclusion runs counter to traditions of pedagogy that derive from another time, another interpretation of culture, another conception of authority -one that looked at the process of education as a transmission of knowledge and values. (Bruner, 1986, p. 123)

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