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Teaching, Concept and Models of

While teaching and learning are central to the enterprise of education, it was not until the 1960s and 1970s that there was much interest in investigating the concept of teaching itself. This belated attention was sparked in part by John Dewey’s claim that the relationship between teaching and learning is the same as that between selling and buying—that is, there is no teaching without learning. The purpose of this entry is to explore this claim and other related philosophical concerns regarding the concept of teaching and then to describe various teaching models.

The Concept of Teaching

In everyday speech, the word teaching has three uses. As a verb, it refers to actions intended to bring about learning, and as a noun, it can refer either to the ...

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