PhenoMethod-a new teaching and learning method design

  • Kıymet Selvi
Keywords: PhenoMethod, teaching-learning method, phenomenology, constructivism, philosophy


This study focuses on the theoretical bases and main features of PhenoMethod which is a new and creative method that can be utilized in learning--‐‑teaching processes. This newly-designed method is called as PhenoMethod as it is based on phenomenological philosophy and phenomenological ways of thinking. The PhenoMethod is the way of accessing new knowledge by means of students’ free search for meaning of phenomenon. It consists of four main stages such as Awareness, Identifying, Accessing and Reflection of knowledge. These four stages of PhenoMethod are connected with radical constructivism. Students reach new meanings of phenomenon by following their own processes of creating and constructing knowledge by means of PhenoMethod. After completing four stages of PhenoMethod, social constructivism can be applied in the classroom in order to analyze and understand individualistic knowledge by means of group discussion. This method can foster students’ own motivation and learning to learn skills. The method will also give a possibility for philosophy to enter classrooms.


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Selvi, K. (2014). PhenoMethod-a new teaching and learning method design. International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies (IJOCIS), 4(8), 43-53.

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