Dr. K.P. Jaikiran

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Expert Teachers and their teaching skills

Dr. K.P. Jaikiran

Asst. Professor

(Co ordinator, Quality Assurance Cell)


University College, Trivandrum

Overview


Importance of soft knowledge




Teaching in the ancient and the modern

world



Profile of an expert teacher



Expert teaching


case studies

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Tacit knowledge is crucial to educational
development


Skills, expertise and experiences are invisible
knowledge assets whose capture, codification
and distribution would pay rich dividends to
education

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500 A.D

1450 A.D


1960


1980
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1990



Informal
systems

Formal
institutions

Text based system

Multimedia age

Computer and internet age

Dominance of Tacit knowledge

Dominance of Explicit knowledge

Teaching
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learning


The road travelled

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Teacher
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the evolution

Guru, the great sculptor

Teacher


the Knowledge
transfer agent

Faciliator


Educational
manager

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Soft knowledge in Teaching
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Learning

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Fertile fields of tacit knowledge exchange

Classes


Meetings

Coffee breaks

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Kidwell, J. and others (2000)

Applying Corporate
Knowledge Management Practices in Higher
Education. Educase Quaterly, 4, 28
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33.


Wilke, M. and others (2003).

A video approach to
knowledge management. INCOSE 2003


13
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Annual
International Symposium proceedings.



Metcalfe, A.M. (2006).

Knowledge Management and
Higher Education: A critical analysis. Information
Science Publishing, Hershey, PA. 367p.


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What have I done in this area?

Project Toolkit on Education

3 Areas


Instruction, learning environment and


best practices

Methods used


Video interviews of experts, concept


mapping and Video mapping of expert


classes

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Expert Teacher


a profile

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Areas of expertise


Academic Aspects


Instruction, Learner motivation, conducting classes,
learning environment



Social Aspects



Understanding learners, interpersonal skills, value
inculcation


Management Aspects

Impression management , discipline

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The chemistry of expert teaching


A good repertoire of instructional strategies


Technology support for complex visualisations and
difficult concepts.



Communication in a clear and sequential manner


Ability to link content to familiar objects, situations
and experiences.



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Good practices in instruction

Laminar flow and turbulent flow


Linking subject knowledge to the life world

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vietnamese_Army

http://www.wopular.com/newsracks/baton


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Learner motivation

Creating a passion for learning is what expert
teaching is about


Demystifying knowledge using strategies such
as story telling


Presenting challenging situations to arouse
learner interest





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Motivational strategies

A real learner has to be Socratic in a sense

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:David_
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_The_Death_of_Socrates.jpg


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Effective classes

Communicating ideas clearly in a sequential
manner


Keeping learner interest active through meaningful
activities


Hot temper and lack of empathy are negative skills


Proper utilisation of class time

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Rapport with learners

Knowledgeable and sympathetic teachers who can
engage learners effectively


Friendliness should be within limits and should not
affect discipline


Good teachers suppress ego and have zero weight
in classes


Classes should promote free atmosphere for
effective communication





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Case studies



Concept mapping developed by the
Institute for Human

and Machine Cognition, Florida



Contextual language training



Research paper discussions



Virtual experiences for situated learning

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Concept maps as an instructional tool

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Teaching by doing
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Basso, 2004

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Application of concept maps in teaching

Introductory classes dealing with a hierarchy of
concepts and ideas


For giving a bird’s eye view of a course to
learners


For student evaluation


Most ideal for teaching course design in teacher
training programmes




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Research paper discussions

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Advantages of the method

Active involvement of students in the learning
process


An understanding of the skills of doing scientific
work and communicating the results develops


The method of literature survey and its citation
becomes clear



Questions taken up for discussion lets learners
slip into the author’s shoes

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What is contextual language training?

Training in English by situating learners in a familiar
environment



Learner specific audios for teaching


freedom to
choose content and level of difficulty



Each class begins with a short lecture, followed by
an audio session and concluded by discussions






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Virtual experiences for situated learning




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Virtual experiences


advantages

Provide direct experience with the topic being taught


Bridges the gap between the field and the class
room


In geology classes field exercises can be given in
the class room itself


Teacher’s role is simplified and he uses short
lectures to help learners comprehend the situation.

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Closing remarks

Outcome (Skills) based teaching increases
effectiveness of the TL processes


Teaching Learning is a two way process in which
learner involvement is crucial


Teachers should keep in sight instructional
objectives, entering behaviour of learners,
instructional strategies and performance assessment



An Expert teacher is one who is knowledgeable, can
communicate ideas effectively and generate a
passion for learning.




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Integrating the best of both worlds would pay rich dividends


courtesy indiabuzzing.com

teachers.saschina.org

thazon.blogspot.com