1.12.1 Using theory in practice: overlaps and practical applications

Welcome to chapter 12 of the 'Approaches to Education' module. By now, you should have noticed that many of the theories we have dissected throughout this module overlap significantly with one another, and that several are underpinned by similar ideas about education. Teaching in a classroom might mean that you are utilising several different theories at one time. This chapter aims to examine where these theories intersect and to provide some discussion about how this can work in practice.   

Goals for this section

  • To understand how the classical educational theories intersect and how they can be used simultaneously in practice.  

Objectives for this section

  • To be able to explain how elements of one theory connect to another.
  • To be able to identify ways in which theories can intersect in actual teaching practice.
  • To consider the ways in which key ideas from different theories can be implemented smoothly into personal practice.

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