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The development of a model for geodesic learning: the geodesic information processing model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9819969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current article suggests that alternatives to the current traditional learning methods are essential if learning institutions are to provide people with effective life skills that enable them to be autonomous learners. This suggestion is based on a body of literature on alternative learning which stresses the need for fundamental change and hence, a paradigm shift in the perception of learning in order to cope with the world-wide information explosion. The alternative non-traditional approach proposed is geodesic learning which stresses learning how to learn and self-directed inquiry as essential life-skills which enable systems as well as the people in the systems to bring about their own transformation in response to changing situations and requirements. The current article discusses an alternative service delivery model, the geodesic information processing model, which falls within the realms of the geodesic philosophy. The implications of this alternative approach for the speech-language therapist are discussed.
C M Leaf; B Louw; I Uys
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The South African journal of communication disorders. Die Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir Kommunikasieafwykings     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0379-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  S Afr J Commun Disord     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-04     Completed Date:  1999-02-04     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805099     Medline TA:  S Afr J Commun Disord     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Communication Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria.
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MeSH Terms
Cognition / physiology*
Learning / physiology*
Models, Educational*
Models, Psychological*
Speech Therapy / methods

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