CHAPTER 1THE LEARNER
UNIT 1 :THE ELEMENTS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
IntroductionLet us first understand: Teaching is perceived as stimulating, directing, guiding the learner and evaluating the learning outcome of teaching.
Learning changes in individuals behavior caused by experience or self activity.
Teaching-learning process- the heart of education. It is the most powerful instrument of education to bring the desires changes in the students.
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WHAT ROLE DOES EACH PLAY IN THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS?
The Learnerevery child is a potential genius
The learner as an embodied spiritThe learner is an embodied spirit. He is neither body nor spirit alone. Body and Soul exists in mutual dependence. (Kelly,1965) The learner has the power to see, hear touch, smell, and taste, perceived, imagine, retain, recall, recognize past mental acts, conceive ideas, make judgment , reason out, feel and choose.
A union of a sentient body and a rational soul
As TeachersLet us care for the embodied spirit-learner.
Let us feed his/her body as well as his/her spirit.
BODYThe brain to be filled with knowledge.Physical needs such as;Exercise or short games before starting the class lessonsEatSnack time/ recess timeFEEDING PROGRAMS
HEALTH MATTERSchecking the health conditions of the learners
Feels pleasure and pain
SPRITUAL/SOULMatthew 4:4Man does not live by bread alone but every word that comes from the mouth of God
Needs to be fed by sublime thoughts, words of inspiration, spiritual advice.
Principle of spiritual acts
Source of intellectual abstraction, self-reflection & free rational volition