Presentation Details

The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

Contextual Teaching and Learning the Humanist and Constructivist Perspective

Dr. Clemente Charles Hudson, Dr Theresa Shotwell.

The applications of contextual teaching and learning approaches from the Humanist and Constructivist perspectives in the current Career and Technical education programs need rigorous academic discourse. In general, trade and industry instructors understand the overall effectiveness of the application of contextual learning, however the understanding of what is taking place in the organic composition of the brain and how it works and contributes to long term memory is less understood.
This presentation focuses on the understanding of what and why of contextual teaching and learning from a Humanist and Constructivist perspective and how it could revolutionize the education processes in career and technical education.
Objective of this presentation: Upon completion of the presentation, participants will:
1. Understand the holistic approach to develop knowledge and understanding of the Humanist and Constructivist role in contextual teaching and learning approach.
2. Critically review the current teaching and learning approaches.
3. Understand the applications used by instructors in pursuing this approach.
4. Understand the framework of contextual teaching and learning.


Dr. Clemente Charles Hudson  (United States)
Assistant Professor
Adult and Career Education Department. College of Education
Valdosta State University

I was born and raised in the Hawaiian Island. I have spent most of my adult life in education, either as a student or a teacher. I have been a professor of education at Valdosta State University for a few years now and have devoted my life to the educational processes and philosophies. I'm divorce and raising three children. My research interests are from contextual teaching and learning to participation factors of teachers in vocational student organizations.

Dr Theresa Shotwell  (United States)
Associate Professor
Department of Business & Technology Education College of Education
Florida A&M University

As the sixth child of ten children raised by a father who served 30 years in the Army, I consider myself well rounded and receptive to diversity on all levels . We traveled many places and spent several years in Europe and in the mid-west USA. After retiring from the military, my father settled us in his and my mother’s home town, Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from high school, I moved to San Francisco, California to receive a formal education. I lived in the area over 20 years working in the business and education fields. With the strong foundation set by my parents and the respect I gained for diverse cultures, I have always been able to “fit-in” in most environments. To gain a different experience, I accepted a faculty position at FAMU in Tallahassee, Florida. The experience has been rewarding. As a conscientious educator, I continue to seek and to provide quality education and support for students.

  • Contextual teaching and learning.
  • Humanist perspectives
  • Constructivist perspectives

(60 min. Workshop, English)