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Posted on 28 Jun 2012 with 0 comments
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In order to distinguish teaching in the classroom from educational administration or research, terms such as teaching at the coalface or the chalkface were often used as a metaphor. Metaphors like coalface and chalkface were used to emphasise the everyday practice of teaching with an emphasis on the teacher. However, the use of digital technologies has changed the practice of teaching and learning to become more student-centred, so the use of the term chalkface as a metaphor is really no longer appropriate.


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