Cultural Agents: Who They Are and What Role They Play

Cultural Agents: Who They Are and What Role They Play

Salvatore Colazzo (University of Lecce, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-953-3.ch006
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Abstract

Teaching function is a strategic factor in the improvement of teaching and learning. In online education teaching function involves cultural, pedagogical, and didactical mediation. Thus conceived, the business of teaching aims to improve the aptitudes, intelligence, and personal qualities of the students, by engaging with the competence already in their possession, raising to consciousness their implicit knowledge, and favoring group interaction. By dint of cooperation, the students acquire important opportunities to construct, understand, and share knowledge and information. The teaching function conceived as a mediating function leads us towards the assumption of the socio-constructivist paradigm, which may be considered the key development of post-modern pedagogy.

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