Instructional Methods: What is Teaching?

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CHAPTER ONE:INTRODUCTION

1a. Define the term teaching.

Teaching has been defined as a process that facilitates changes in learners and entails telling and persuading, showing and demonstrating, guiding and directing the learner’s  efforts or a combination of these actions (Lefrancois:1991).

It can also be defined as   a means of helping one to learn since it involves  imparting  knowledge, skills, attitudes and values .  Another definition defines it as  a professional human activity in which one creatively and imaginatively uses the  knowledge  acquired to promote learning and welfare of others.

From constructive perspective teaching is perceived as providing students with relevant experiences and subsequent opportunities for dialogue so that meaning can be evolved and be constructed ( Arends 1994)

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Teaching  is perceived as providing students with relevant experiences and subsequent opportunities for dialogue

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