Teach for Transformation
I realised that we can adopt so many kinds of teaching styles. But we can fail in teaching for various reasons. Sometimes, our teaching is criteria based. Students feel a sense of intimidation because there are too many criteria or ‘to dos’. They feel a sense of failure even before they start trying. They know that the criteria is far too perfect for them. Some teachers are informative based. They wanted to get every facts and details across. They are afraid of missing out certain facts that make the lessons incomplete. They fail to realise that the lesson objective is more important than remembering the details of the story. This is especially true for child education. Children can get the details of the story, but they may not get the teaching point. Others are cognitive based. They go by reasoning and logic. They emphasised on the flow of the lessons. Some are problem based. They teach for correction. They zoom into the problems and explained what is wrong and what need to be done about it. Those who are more successful are those who are transformative based. They exposed worldview thus letting the students know more about themselves. The students are about to analyse the situation and proposed a solution themselves. But it requires most work and thinking too.