Parallelism in Teaching and Indoctrination

Francis E. Ekanem

Abstract


Teaching has a pedagogical content that is often carried out by instructors (teachers) who drill, inculcate and transmit certain body of “established” knowledge to pupils. This activity is mostly carried out at the expense of critical and reflective thinking on the part of the pupils whose ability for a free and unhindered reflection is often eroded. This paper attempts to show how indoctrination thrives on the wings of teaching; it will further show that indoctrination is at the heart of the bane of teaching as a noble profession and that both concepts are at variance with each other even though they seem to be sublimely connected.

Keywords


Teaching; Indoctrination; Parallelism; Critical and reflective thinking

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.hess.1927024020130402.3380

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