Glossary of Training Terms


This glossary provides a series of definitions and explanations to support the ICTI virtual learning environment.

Definitions may change by consensus as time goes on.

It is managed by the facilitators of the Africa Media Trainers' Network and ICTI Administrators.

We welcome suggestions for changes and additions.
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pedagogy

the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.

see also andragogy
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positivism

a philosophical system recognizing only that which can be scientifically verified or which is capable of logical or mathematical proof, and therefore rejecting metaphysics and theism.

This is the common approach used in much academic research.

See also constructivism.
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practitioner

Those who have moved beyond their own initial development and are putting their skills into independent practice. Not recognised as a trainer by ATM.
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