Do we, in education, work against our own best interests when we use terms like, critical friends groups, or backwards design, or essential questions (I’m not even going so far as to say critical pedagogy)? In other words, do we work against our own best interests when we use terms that are an accepted part of our field? Do we alienate teachers? Do you have to avoid using specific terms to effect change and/or to support teachers in rethinking their practice?
Is this a problem in other fields, like economics or sociology? Is that like comparing apples and oranges?
Would we refrain from using helpful terms used within a particular field because they might intimidate or alienate the learner? For example, in statistics, would we refrain from using the terms, chi-square test, to describe a particular approach because it would anger or alienate the learner?
Am I comparing two different things here?
I’m befuddled and welcome your helping me to think this through . . .