Presentation on theme: "Nondirective Teaching Chapter Fourteen. Can you teach by reflecting on a students’ behavior and inviting a discussion.? Well, you can in areas where you."— Presentation transcript:
Can you teach by reflecting on a students’ behavior and inviting a discussion.? Well, you can in areas where you want the student to understand themselves and take charge of their learning.
Think of these situations: A student is not confident in some area. A student is careless communicating with others. A student feels constrained and doesn’t reach out to innovate.
These are examples of situations where you cannot solve the student’s problem through instruction– the student has to gain some self-knowledge and then inch out into new psychological territory.
Actually, you can teach entire courses non-directively, but it is seriously unusual. Always being direct and assertive, however, has serious liabilities. A balance of models makes awfully good sense.