It is important to the society that students should learn and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills that will in turn make them contribute positively to the development of the general economy of any nation. It is important for the institutions to maintain well balanced academic environment conducive for better learning, with the focus on the students’ personal needs. Students have different expectations, goals, and values that they want to fulfill, which is only possible if the students’ expectations, goals, and values are integrated with that of the institution (Goodman,
Rudolph Dreikurs: Democratic teaching Misbehaviour results from four major causes or mistaken goals. Democratic teaching, logical consequences and encouragement, rather than praise. The reaction of teachers to students' misguided goal-seeking behavior can be instrumental in either reducing or increasing the incidence of misbehavior in the classroom. Avoiding these discipline problems depends to some degree on teachers' personalities. Different teachers tend to react to their students in different ways, and their reactions produce different results.
Educators also recognize the importance of developing these technological skills in students. As we sail through the 21st century, technology in the classroom is becoming more and more predominant. The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant. This widespread adoption of technology has completely changed how teachers teach and students learn. Teachers are learning how to teach with emerging technologies (tablets, iPads, Smart Boards, digital cameras, computers), while students are using advanced technology to shape how they learn.
Effective and efficient learning on the part of the students highly depends on teachers and the actions they take in their classes (Markley, 2004). Jordan, Mendro, and Weerasinghe (1997) reported that “by spending a few years with effective teachers can put even the most disadvantaged students on the path to success whereas a few years with ineffective teachers can deal students an academic blow which they may never recover”. However, Language practitioners and researchers have already recognized that teachers do not have a complete control over what learners learn from English language courses (Allwright, 1984 as cited in Breen, 2001a; Salimani, 2001). According to Williams and Burden (1997) learners perceptions of teaching have a great influence
If students were to earn extra credit when participating during class, doing things told to do in time, they will learn compliance is very important those other behaviors (Hidden Curriculum: 2017). Hidden curriculum at micro level It is reported that the hidden curriculum is expressed in terms of the distraction between what is meant to happen, that is the curriculum stated officially by the educational system or institutional and what teachers actually do and experience on the ground while delivering the curriculum. Hidden curriculum at meso level It is observed by writers the way that a school or academic program is organized and operated can convey messages to students. If non English speaking students are largely separated from their peers for the most of the school day or students with physical or learning disabilities are enrolled in specialized programs that are relegated to windowless classrooms in the basement, sense of cultural belonging, self-worth or academic potential. The formal rules in a school may communicate a wide variety of intentional and unintentional messages to students in different
In 21st century, the development has been grown rapidly from many aspects such as technology and information. Perception and how people see and conduct have been adjusted to the change. Rich (2010) believed that in this century, there are skills that required by people to survive. The skills are collaborative, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving that advocates believe education should provide help to people with developing these skills to thrive in this world. This automatically calls education as tool for human survival to change and improve.
Education plays an important role to change world for the better. Nelson Mandela (2013) has said, “Education is the powerful weapon we can use to change the world” , indicating knowledge overpower the gun war. However, in producing intellectual youths, correct method of education must be paid detailed attention. Current teaching approaches provide educator with many established methods in delivering lectures. However, in order to feed the students, many crucial elements need attention while implementing any approaches.
Education in the 21st century needs to be more flexible and responsive to the dynamic changes of, and rapid growth in, technologies, and corresponding challenges of increasing global competition. Plans and policies at national levels for future ICT integration need to adequately support students, particularly in terms of the development of abilities and knowledge to interact in the 21st century economies and societies. National ICT policies can serve several functions and provide a rationale a set of a vision and goals for how ICT are used in school (Jones, 2003 & Kozma, 2003 cited in Kozma, 2005). Many countries throughout the world have published National ICT policies and plans for education focused on preparing young learners to live and
In 21st century, rapid changes are occurring around the world in every aspect of life. For a person to successfully face and find the solutions to the different situation occurring in his personal and professional life, he needs to possess certain skills along with the academic knowledge. P21 (Partnership for 21st Century Learning) is working to prepare everyone to face challenges of life and work. They have compose a list of 21st century skills to cope the 21st century challenges. They are: Learning and innovative skills include creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration.
In the era of competition, the student’s of the modern world are likely to develop their competence from the very beginning. Being reinforced, they are getting tended to extracurricular activities along with schooling. Extracurricular activities viz. sporting, clubbing, debating, volunteering and so on are basically carried out with academic learning. Extra-curricular activities have a vast impact on student’s life because it helps to foster personal, intellectual, social, and educational development while it can be an obstacle for this development.