26 Aug 2018
In a contemporary context, I think pedagogy can be a “journey of self-discovery, reflection, and collaborative inquiry.” I like Kuh’s argument that education is becoming less about inquiry, but more about careers and competencies. I think his conceptual learning framework assuming a progressive culture of education supports the concepts of self-actualization and student-centered learning.
While the notion of self-actualization may apply to both faculty and students alike, in terms of relevance and meaning, it may apply more to faculty. On the other hand, problem-based learning approaches within a student-centered learning environment are ways to help students gain valuable career skills and competencies. In all, pedagogy involves both learning and growth through inquiry.