Monday, October 25, 2010

Topic: Good Teaching

Question: What are the characteristics of good teaching?

Answer: “All groups surveyed agreed in their perceptions that ‘likes to teach,’ ‘knowledge of subject matter’ and ‘likes children’ are the most important elements of good teaching. “ BBB Adams, 1983, 218.

Comment: I’m not sure what “likes children” means. If it means, as many secondary teachers act toward children, that they “must get it,” the content, unaided by the teacher, then, it’s not a genuine feeling of “liking children.” To like children is to want to help them to succeed. Simply presenting the content is not enough. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of Literature and the Teaching of Writing.” DJ Dieterich and RH Behm. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1984), 201-218.

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