Thursday, April 17, 2008

Traditional teaching vs. Modern teaching methods

Traditional teaching vs. Modern teaching methods


Our society these days are divided in to two different way of thinking on the education. Some believe that modern methods are better than the traditional method of teaching but yet these two methods are both a successful way. In my opinion, every method in teaching is the same for they deliver the same message to the students. Therefore there are pros and cons to it as well in these ways of teaching.
The pros for traditional methods are that teaches shouldered too much of responsibilities for teaching in the classroom to make sure everything they thought were understood by the student. Thus it was a good method, where there was efficient communication between teacher and students. There was also the typical way and a controllable class where the teacher would teach on the blackboard, explained, asks students to copy and made sure students paid attention and listen. Besides that, the traditional way in disciplining students in school and teaching them was an effective way in building a good characteristic student where students were afraid of their teacher and respect them.
Talking about the pros there are cons to traditional method way where students were to afraid to ask their teacher questions. Thus students get board of the same way of teaching method done by the teacher which is on the blackboard and listening to the teacher talk while they sit down in class and heat up their chairs. Besides that, disciplining the students with canning and scolding is not a sufficient way for students get traumatizes in school.
On the other hand, the pros of modern method in teaching help a lot where there is a centered classroom which is created by the teacher and accepted by the students. In modern method students are aware of their learning process through the computers. Thus with the help of computers teachers prepare their work in their thumb drive and present it to the class through slides show which is an easier way. And students can do their studying and their work all in the computer without depending 100% on their teacher in schools. Besides that, there is also classroom contract which consists on agreement between teachers and student regarding on how each will contribute to and behave in the classroom to start building a student’s expectation towards independence. Therefore students even have a bonding relationship with their teacher to be their friend so that they can share their problems to the teacher without being afraid.
As for the cons of the modern method of teaching students become too independent where they think they don’t need guidance from anybody because they think they can accomplish anything by themselves. Thus with the use of computers in school children gets distracted with online games and websites to browse on besides their studies which will cause them distraction. . Besides that saving all data’s in the thumb drive can be a problem when there is a virus which can also cause the students and teacher to get to comfortable and depend too much on technology and forget other better tools in teaching. Thus students also begin to be too comfortable with their teacher as their friend in schools and forget their responsibilities and respect over the teacher.
Lastly, I feel that the teaching methods should be balance because it both brings good intentions in educating a person for the better future of everyone. Thus it sends out the same message even in different way but yet it is useful.

26 comments:

GRaXie Paradise said...

Kath!!! i really like ur post!! everything is about teachers. easy for me to understand how the current issues about education!!!

Katherina said...

yea its related la ba to what i ma doing..any assignment i post in my profile

Genghis said...

Hello Katherina,

I also hope to become a teacher in the future. While searching for some methods in teaching, i happened to drop by your site...
I'm enlightened to your idea. It is not that necessary to totally change the methods of teaching.

TNX...

Katherina said...

sure genghis..no prob btw teacher is a fun job..its a good choice..anyway good leck to you all the best tc

gilbert said...

thank you on your educational profile that I been used as my reference in my study in education course.

jakeerali said...

hi, thank you so much, as a part of my studies, your post helps more in my research about the teachers and clear all doubts in exceptional way. thank you, hope more from u, have a good time

Katherina said...

thanks.. i m glad u did good luck to ur guys in ur researh n ur studies

Rohan Dhanraj said...

:-) Gud Stuff!

jais said...

gud article

Katherina said...

thanks jais

kelly's page said...

hi kath,
I like your article...as a future educator a have a dough on what way of teaching I'm going to use in my student,as I read this,it gave a idea on how and what way i well use..

Ashwin said...

Just a small note.. ironically this article is about teaching and everyone here wants to become a teacher. However the grammar, spelling and structure used is very poor. So i suggest setting a better example.

Katherina said...
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Katherina said...

dude ashwin..if u think ur grammar is so good...y dont u go post it out in the newspaper..its jt a blog n FYI i wrote it when i was in my 1st year in University

slgrif22 said...

Good information!..I am currently working on my Masters in Special Ed. and my topic is Constructivism vs. Traditionalism in the Special Education Setting and I have to find surveys to administer to teachers and students surrounding constructivist teaching. If you know of any surveys related to this topic I would greatly appreciate the help. I seen how knowledgeable you were pertaining to this topic and hope that you may know of information surrounding these teaching practices.
Thanks,
Shannon

shreeya said...
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shreeya said...

Kath you are really a nice guy. as in my point of view in future teachers would be replaced by rabots. And one robot will be teaching one or two students not more than that.

Kath i would like to do friendship with you. If you are insterested please respond

malou said...

The ideas are very educational. I learned a lot.

readers said...

I think your post is very useful for me, but would you show me some of the references about the traditional teaching... thanks

iresha said...

It's really valuble, I saw this while i was searching net to gather information for my research in Dip TESL.So thanks a lot for doing such work for all of us.

Unknown said...

hi no prob girl..i did it as well for my assiggnment..i m glad it is helpfull

kristine said...

i can use your idea on our project...:)

Ansh said...

thnxxx...kath..it..helped..in..my....debate..:)! glad.!

Gladys Ihetuge said...

Hi Kathrina. Your writeup is very educative to future teachers like me. Cheers. Gladys

Olusola Olanrewaju said...

this is lovely...im going for apresentation on this topic now

Anna Nurawalia said...

how about the differences between conventional method and hybrid mode in teaching english at writing skill ?