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MORAN OVIEDO, PORFIRIO. La docencia como recreación y construcción del conocimiento Sentido pedagógico de la investigación en el aula. Perfiles educativos [online]. 2004, vol.26, n.105-106, pp. 41-72. ISSN 0185-2698.
This article is the result of different experiences and reflections and of having been part of several teacher training and educational research projects, within the UNAM and in other institutions. It tackles the problem of teaching as one of the universities’ most important functions. Starting from an overall view of teaching, its conditions and possibilities, the author describes its main features, with a special emphasis on its complexity and professionality. The author also analyzes the link between teaching and research in seizing or building knowledge, based on specific types and perspectives of educational research. He then draws up a teaching proposal featured as research work as a possible -and desirable- option for higher education. In short, this work focuses on the need and relevance of research as a way to bring up changes withing teaching in higher education.
Keywords : Teaching; Research ; Building of knowledge ; Teacher training ; Professionalization.