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The Nature of Educational Theory Terry Moore

Educational theory has seldom been a popular topic of study. Student teachers, however interested they may be in the practice of education, have rarely been much enlivened by its theory. Educational theory has often been thought of as boring and in some hands it can be. It is sometimes thought of as vague, and sometimes unrealistic and irrelevant, which again it may be. It is often regarded as unnecessary, in that it is possible to be a good teacher without knowing anything about educational theory. And, it has sometimes been declared to be a non-subject; to have no substantial claim to be theory at all.