Competence Levels of Didactic Practice for the Learning of the Unknown
- Corresponding Author:
- Glenn-Egil Torgersen
Division of Pedagogy and Methodology/Didactics,
- Norwegian Defence University College, Akershus fortress,
- Oslo mil/Akershus 0015 Oslo, Norway
E-mail: [email protected]
Received June 01, 2016; Accepted June 20, 2016; Published June 24, 2016
Citation: Glenn-Egil Torgersen, Herner Saeverot (2016) Competence Levels of Didactic Practice for the Learning of the Unknown. Arts Social Sci J 7:194. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000194
Copyright: © 2016 Glenn-Egil Torgersen, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The research objective of this article is to identify didactic practice and its competence levels and discuss possible differences and common traits within these competence levels. Furthermore, the paper seeks to develop an understanding of didactic practice which is led by an educational interest related to the learning of an unknown future or that which is unforeseen. In search for a framework of such a didactic practice one of the findings of the paper is that hermeneutics falls short as this theory mainly revolves around understanding. If we are to take questions of the unknown and unforeseen seriously, so we argue, there is a need for another didactic approach. We suggest that ironic questioning may be complicit. Irony is about concealing and withdrawal of knowledge, so as to creating space for silence, doubt and reflection. Thus we argue that the ironic questioning may emerge as a complement to different competence levels of didactic practice, including planning, conducting and evaluation of teaching, and discussion of teaching and curricula or research, towards renewed didactic theory.