Teachers as Professions

Teachers as professions

  • have the capacity to identify the most appropriate strategy and design learning experiences for specific learning situations, students, and contents (Pillay, 2002: 11);
  • should be assisted and encouraged to expand their skills and their understanding of different types of knowledge and the underlying philosophies of the new approaches to teaching and learning (Pillay, 2002: 11).
  • should understand both the theoretical (principles, assumptions, and facts) as well as the practical (procedural and actions) nature of the new strategy (Pillay, 2002: 12);
  • should make decisions about contents, teaching approaches, assessment types (Pillay, 2002: 33);
  • should be able to make choices in light of the children's ability, available resources (Pillay, 2002: 33);
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