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The method of teaching depends on the nature of the subject, and the tact of the teacher. This essay is aimed at assessing teaching methods and strategies used in schools and discuss innovations that should take place to make them more effective and learner centred. Brandes and Ginnis (1996:167) acknowledge that the movement from established well-known ground to explore new teaching strategies is a tough challenge to teachers. In a classroom, a teaching strategy is a generalized plan for a lesson which includes structure, instructional objectives and an outline of planned tactics, necessary to implement the strategies. Reece and Walker (2002) describe a teaching strategy as a combination of student activities supported by the use of appropriate resources to provide particular learning resources.
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In this essay, I will identify my hegemonic assumption; explore why the assumption is hegemonic, how this assumption came to my attention in and prior to TP With regards classroom management it would have been one of my key concerns going out on teaching practice. From my school days I felt for teachers that it was hard enough to teach pupils information with a positive learning environment and in classes with predominantly disruptive pupils it was almost impossible. Before going out On TP I spoke with 3rd years students in U.L who had previously done TP for some advice perhaps on my teaching. One of them was constantly saying ‘le... ... middle of paper ... ...om environment as a whole. The pupils seemed to thrive under these new techniques for teaching and their motivation for class activities continually grew with my new attitude to teaching.
Hidden Curriculum of Hegemony and Capitalism The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus, defines education as, "the field of study that deals with methods of teaching and learning in schools," (Elliott, 1997:237). In contrast, the Oxford Dictionary of Sociology, defines education as, "a philosophical as well as a sociological concept, denoting ideologies, curricula, and pedagogical techniques of the inculcation [instilling/persistent teaching] and management of knowledge and the social reproduction of personalities and cultures," (Marshall, 1998: 183). Finally, one last definition defines education as, "the social institution guiding a society's transmission of knowledge including basic facts, job skills, and cultural norms and values to its members," (Macionis, Clarke & Gerber, 1997: 512). Why is it that these definitions are so different from one another? In looking at these different definitions, we may ask ourselves, is education a form of domination and coercion, in that those in charge of the schools have the power to sort out the high-achievers from the low-achievers?
Meanwhile, my conception of knowledge construction, which is the primary concern of learning process, is dominated as an active process—i.e., knowing and thinking is inseparable from doing. And I view knowledge, which is constructed by such an active process, must entail an action. Such my personal philosoghy of learning draws on the sociocultural theory (Vygotsky, 1986) and situated cognition (Brown, Collins, & Duguid, 1989; Clancey, 1997; Greeno, 1998; Lave & Wenger, 19... ... middle of paper ... ... Gee, J. P. (2004). Situated language and learning: A critique of traditional schooling. London: Routledge.
Moreover, the school goals would mainly concentrate on creating an outstanding classroom’s environment, assisting teachers who have been teaching for a long time to integrate any new policies or changes, assisting students’ parents, especially single mothers to get involved within the school culture, educating students about the dangers of drug dealing and crime issues in the district, and overall establishing an environment that is full of trust and collaboration. First of all, providing an exciting classroom environment can assist students learn and improve their academic achievement. According to Dörnyei (2007), “One of the... ... middle of paper ... ...ugust, 2008). The distance between selfish & selfless leadership. U.S.