Curriculum & Instructions
Opportunities for Activities. The child is inherently active. Passiveness on the part of the child implies that he is not in good physical and mental health. A good teacher keeps the students active. He is aware of the fact that to keep the student’s discipline, he must have to fill the time with work and involve them in various activities.
Simulation refers to imitation of a particular appearance, form or skill. In education this teaching strategy is mostly used in teaching training programs. It is better strategy than lesson-demonstration. It is mainly focused on 1. To develop social skills for playing the role of teacher in the class room 2. To achieve psychomotor objectives
Group discussion is a child centered strategy, in which students are divided into groups and they are encouraged to discuss on the subject matter given. Group discussion is dominated by the teacher. Classroom climate is autocratic and most of the time, teacher is active and student accept his ideas and views. After giving lectures teachers encourages the student to participate in group-discussion.
Question answer teaching strategy is an old strategy also known as “Socratic Method of teaching”. It was developed by the famous philosopher Socrates. According to Parke, “the question is the key to all educative activity above the habit-skill level. It strategy is focused on to achieve the cognitive objectives and bringing knowledge to the conscious level.
Project method of teaching has evolved from the philosophy of programatists. It is experience-centered strategy related to life-situation. This teaching strategy focus on 1. To socialize a child 2. To achieve cognitive, affective and psychomotor objectives
The term “Heuristic” refers to Armstrong who was the exponent of this strategy. Pollion and Dankar (1945) called it “problem solving”. It is based on the psychological principles of "trial and error" theory. Logical and imaginative thinking are perquisites for his type of teaching strategy. It is an economical and speedy strategy.
Its main focus is to bring desirable change in the cognitive domain of the learner’s behavior. The structure of teaching method is that the selected content is analyzed and broken into smaller elements. Each element is independent and complete in itself. The programmer develops frames based on each element. Responses are also provided to the learner in the program on some different leaflets.
Tutorial teaching method is follow up study of lectures. It is highly individualized remedial teaching. To provide remedial help for the learners and develop their cognitive and affective domains of behaviors. This strategy is based on following principles: Principle of individual difference Remedial teaching