Presentation on theme: "Understanding Who You Are as a Teacher Developing a personal philosophy of teaching."— Presentation transcript:
Understanding Who You Are as a Teacher Developing a personal philosophy of teaching
Why? Inform practice Provide guidelines for policy decisions Aware of what you are doing and why you are doing it Understand human relationships Promotes flexibility in working with adult learners Promotes consistency in work with learners Offers goals, values, and attitudes to strive for
Five Teaching Perspectives Five Teaching Perspectives
Developmental “Planned and conducted from the learner’s point of view”
Teacher use effective questioning Bridging knowledge Move from simple to complex forms of thinking Allow learners to construct their own understanding of content Teachers adapt their knowledge to learner’s level of understanding
Nurturing Effective teaching assumes that long-term, hard, persistent effort to achieve comes from the heart, not the head.
Work with out fear or failure Achievement result of own effort and ability Learning supported by teacher and peers Sense of control over their education Feedback before evaluation
Apprenticeship Effective teaching is a process of socializing students into new behavioural norms and professional ways of working.
Highly skilled practitioners Take time to reveal the inner working of skilled performances Know what learners can do on their own and where they need guidance Engage student in his or her “zone of development ”
Transmission Effective teaching requires a substantial commitment to the content of subject matter.
Mastery of the subject matter or content Represent content accurately and efficiently Clear objectives Enthusiastic about content and convey enthusiasm to students
Social Reform Effective teaching seeks to change society in substantive ways.
Teaching is collective rather than individual Changing social norms of society or a profession Awaken student to values and ideologies Texts interrogated for what is said and not said