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Unformatted text preview: Language ambiguities get in the way of understanding the problem or solution. For example terms such as direct instruction, discovery learning, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching methods are vague and may have different meanings in other contexts. Such ambiguities can be reduced if in discussing implications and applications of education we focus on clearly defined instructional methods and procedures, rather than vague labels and outmoded -isms. In my question What new paradigms will bring true reform to public K12 education? the word paradigm may be ambiguous. In this context I am using the word to mean model or system however it can denote speech pattern or chemical similarity. So what would be an improvement to the current k-12 system? It is ambiguous....
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- Spring '11