Ideas about how assumptions are critical to achieving greater critical clarity are debated.
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First, Brookfield's discussion about paradigmatic assumptions is interesting because teachers often experience isolation and assume that we are totally "self-directed learners" (Brookfield, 1995). Instead, it is important for us to remember that teaching involves a team approach; effective teaching is collaborative, interdisciplinary, and definitely not a solitary endeavor. Improved clarity occurs when teachers use paradigms as lens, not the ...
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