Instructional Methods: What is Teaching?

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). … More Instructional Methods: What is Teaching?

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Instructional Methods: Is teaching a science or an art?

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1b. Teaching has been Defined as both an art and a science. Explain
Teaching has been defined as both an art and a science. As an art it calls for inspiration, intuition, talent and creativity. Gage (1984) describes it as an instrumental or practical art which requires improvisation, and spontaneity. As a science it requires one to have knowledge and skills on how to teach, how to select and apply the correct formula for each classroom situation. … More Instructional Methods: Is teaching a science or an art?

Instructional Methods: A Model of Good teaching

CHAPTER ONE

1d(ii). Explain a model of good teaching
Diagnosing learners entry behavior: the teacher must diagnose the present state of knowledge the learners have, their experiences, needs and desires as a basis of determining what should be taught and where to begin. The teacher has to relate the content to the child’s world so that it makes sense and should strive not only to encourage creative abilities of each pupil but also help to develop them emotionally and socially.
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Instructional Methods: Principles of Teaching

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1d(iii). Explain the Principles of Teaching
Respect for each child: This is where the teacher’s procedure of teaching should recognize the rights of children as human beings with respect and dignity. Each child should therefore, be respected and treated as an individual whose personal development and fulfillment is an end in itself. … More Instructional Methods: Principles of Teaching

Instructional Methods: What makes one teacher more effective than another?

CHAPTER ONE:INTRODUCTION
1d(iv). State the characteristics of effective teaching
Although effective teaching must be based on the academic ability of the teacher, the command of the subject matter and the ability to assess the learners’ academic achievements and social learning, there are other higher attributes required. … More Instructional Methods: What makes one teacher more effective than another?

Instructional Methods: What is Reflective Teaching and is Lack of Reflective Teaching to blame for poor teaching practices in African schools?

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1d (v). What is Reflective teaching and is Lack of Reflective Teaching to blame for poor teaching practices in African schools?
The educational sector in Africa is indeed in dire need of better policies and an overhaul of existing infrastructure. The Africa Learning Barometer, a new interactive study produced by the Brookings Center for Universal Education, indicates that currently only about half of sub-Saharan Africa’s 128 million school-aged children currently attending school are likely to acquire the basic skills needed for them to live healthy and productive lives. The research further showed that poor female children who were attending schools in rural regions were far more likely not to be learning the critical skills, such as reading, writing and math.
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Instructional Methods: What are the characteristics of Reflective Teaching?

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1 d(vi). Define the Characteristics of Reflective Teaching
Reflective teaching implies an active an active concern with the immediate aims and consequences of the classroom practice as well as means and technical efficiency. This refers to one being critical of aims and objectives of education in one’s country. … More Instructional Methods: What are the characteristics of Reflective Teaching?

Instructional Methods: Is there a difference between being Learned and being Educated?

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1e(i). Discuss the difference between a learned and an educated person.
Whereas a learned person has acquired knowledge he is unable to use the knowledge selflessly and in a moral way to aid the members of the community. On the other hand the educated individual who is educated is informed … More Instructional Methods: Is there a difference between being Learned and being Educated?

Instructional Methods:Discuss the functions of education in society?

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1e (ii). What is education and what is its function in society?
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, timing and directed research. … More Instructional Methods:Discuss the functions of education in society?

Instructional Methods: What exactly is training and what does it involve?

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1e(v). Define the term training. It is the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession.

Features of training

Consistency of practice.- The trainee practices the skill from time to time, over and over again.
Repetition: the activities involved are greatly strengthened by their repeated use; and
Transfer value: The skill learned must be transferred from one situation to another. … More Instructional Methods: What exactly is training and what does it involve?

Instructional Methods: Skill Training and the Systemic Approach

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1 e(vi). Explain the Systemic approach used in skill training
A trainer (supervisor) dividing the content of the training program in self-contained stages, where each can be taught as a unit. Each stage is examined to identify and describe “key points.”
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Instructional Methods: Discuss the role of Education in the Society Today

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1e(vii). Discuss the role of Education in the Society Today
Definition: Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, timing and directed research. … More Instructional Methods: Discuss the role of Education in the Society Today