Teaching Beliefs

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According to Hirst and Peters, 1970, Teaching is the “intention to bring about learning” and if this broadband definition is adaptedit may be seen that “ any activity that is performed in order to produce learning, however it is conducted, may be considered to be teaching. (McCathy 2010). In education , teachers are those who help students or pupils learn, often in a school setting. The objective is typically a course of study, lesson plan, or a practical skill, including learning and thinking skills. The different ways to teach are often refeered to as the teacher’s pedagogy. When deciding what teaching method to use, a teacher will need to consider students’ background knowledge, environment, and their learning goals as well as standardized curriculum as determined by their school district. (wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Pedagogy literally means the art and science of educating children and often is used as a synonym for teaching. More actually, pedagogy embodies teacher-focused education. In the pedagogic model, teachers assume responsibility for making decisions about what will be learned, how it will be learned, and when it will be learned. Teachers direct learning. (Corner, Internet) Andragogy a term originally used by Alexander Kapp ( a german educator) in 1983 and developed into a theory of adult education by the american educator, Malcolm Knowles is the art and science of helping adults learn. Knowles theory can be stated as four simple postulates namely self-concept and motivation to learn, Experience (including mistakes), Readiness to learn and orientation to learning. ( Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Teachers have the task of motivating students, managing the classroom, assessing prior knowledge, communicating ideas effectively, taking into account the characteristics of the learners, assessing learning outcomes, and reviewing…...

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