The uses of theory

Iyer, Prakash (2017) The uses of theory. Teacher Plus. ISSN 0973-778

[img] Text - Published Version
Download (174kB)


The demand that teachers ought to be reflective practitioners is in vogue in some quarters of our population these days. Being reflective necessarily involves observation and evaluation of one’s actions and theories informing these actions. Ironically there is also a growing impatience with theorizing because excessive theorising is deemed inefficient. Typically in teacher education programs, teachers are taught how to teach, so they can get down to the business of teaching. These conflicting ideas, both in vogue, pose some rather interesting and difficult problems.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Iyer, Prakash
Document Language:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching, Teacher,Education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
Publisher URL:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item