CONTEMPORARY VS. MODERN EDUCATION

Vasić, Nebojša (2016) CONTEMPORARY VS. MODERN EDUCATION. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to analyze major differences between traditional and modern education which encapsulates the following topics; the nature of learning, learning structure, classroom climate, the hierarchy of educational needs, major learning outcomes, teacher’s roles, interactive learning, MI theory, learning styles etc. So far we have faced two antagonistic visions of education; one which is labeled as traditional (or conservative) and the other treated as modern (or progressive). It seems that most of followers of either traditional or modern education overemphasize positive features of their preference and consequently they neglect to notice benefits “on the other side”. The lack of objectivity leads inevitably to many misunderstandings and unnecessary frictions among English teachers. This paper is based on the “third-value approach” which seeks the solutions out of narrow prefabricated attitudes and rigid concepts. Instead of one-sided blindness we should vote for “the principled eclecticism” which takes into consideration the need to combine the two (seemingly utterly antagonistic positions) in order to define more effective approaches regardless of their theoretical assumptions and often unrealistic claims. Keywords: traditional education, modern education, educational needs, learning outcomes, interactive learning, principled eclecticism, teacher’s roles, classroom climate

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 21:02
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 08:59
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3505

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