Some subscribers to Phys-L might be interested in a discussion list post "Re: Teaching and Learning" [Hake (2014)]. The abstract reads:
ABSTRACT: GS Chandy (2014) in his Math-Teach post titled "Re: Khan Academy 2.0" at <http://bit.ly/1tGPvAN> wrote: "At its core, teaching has to be about helping the student to learn."
To which math education guru Robert Hansen responded at <http://bit.ly/YYpwJJ>: "teaching is about teaching things. That is pedagogy. In an ideal world, every student would be able to learn every thing the teacher teaches. It is only (relatively) recently that teaching took on the role of learning, or better known as remediation, and quite frankly, not only does it suck at it, the more you make teaching about learning, the less you make it about teaching, until such point, it isn't about teaching at all. Or learning."
For a more informed view of the relationship of teaching to learning see "From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education" ]Barr & Tagg (1995)] at <http://bit.ly/8XGJPc>. They wrote: "A paradigm shift is taking hold in American higher education. In its briefest form, the paradigm that has governed our colleges is this: A college is an institution that exists *to provide instruction*. Subtly but profoundly we are shifting to a new paradigm: A college is an institution that exists *to produce learning*. This shift changes everything. It is both needed and wanted."
REFERENCES [URLs shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 28 Aug 2014.]
Hake, R.R. 2014. "Re: Teaching and Learning" online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at <http://bit.ly/VQx4MP>. The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists and are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/VTuGEG>.