Philosophical and Epistemological Basis for Building a Quality Online Training Methodology

Philosophical and Epistemological Basis for Building a Quality Online Training Methodology

Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain) and Francisco José García Peñalvo (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-756-0.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter outlines the problem of laying the groundwork for building a suitable online training methodology. In the first place, it points out that most e-learning initiatives are developed without a defined method or an appropriate strategy. It then critically analyzes the role of the constructivist model in relation to this problem, affirming that this explanatory framework is not a method and describing the problems to which this confusion gives rise. Finally, it proposes a theoretical and epistemological framework of reference for building this methodology based on Greek paideía. The authors propose that the search for a reference model such as the one developed in ancient Greece will allow us to develop a method based on the importance of a teaching profile “different” from traditional academic roles and which we call “tutor.” It has many similarities to the figures in charge of monitoring learning both in Homeric epic and Classical Greece.

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