Didaktiske paradigmer og refleksion: replik til Ellen Krogh

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The article discusses the proposal of a didactic reflection paradigm set forward by Ellen Krogh in this issue of CURSIV. In CURSIV 9, Krogh proposed the paradigm in a discussion of possible links between the phenomenological analysis of subject didactics by Frede V. Nielsen and the semiotic analysis of subject didactics by Sigmund Ongstad. The two positions offer fundamentally different insights into didactics. Nielsen’s position establishes didactics as a knowledge domain and Ongstad’s position points to the dynamics of subject didactics by analyzing communication as a basic aspect. Krogh’s proposal is discussed in some detail and it is argued that a reflection paradigm does not live up to the criterion provided
by Nielsen that a didactic paradigm must refer to a naturalistic phenomenon to be applicable for selection of content, at least in the interpretation of Nielsen that underlies this article.
A possible utilitarian didactical paradigm, already indicated by Krogh as a historical paradigm prominent in our time, is also discussed. It is suggested that reflection could be seen as a normative response to the utilitarian paradigm, and not as a paradigm in its own right. It is concluded that reflection must be understood as an overarching cultural phenomenon and a very important qualification of all Nielsen’s paradigms, and also a possible utilitarian paradigm, because it has the potential to add dynamic elements to the more or less static didactic paradigms. Thus the semiotic analysis may be said to qualify the phenomenological analysis. In this sense, the phenomenological and the semiotic analysis can be linked.
Book seriesCursiv
Pages (from-to)125-139
Publication statusPublished - 2014