Functions of teaching

Q. Functions of teaching

  • Explain and inform:-

The main function of teaching is to explain and inform the students about a topic’s pros and cons. A good teacher is expected to be well informed especially in the area he teaches.

  • Initiation, direction and administration:-

It is the function of teaching to initiate, direct, organize and take decisions about any problem which arises in our school or with our teaching – learning process.

  • Giving security:

Teaching performs the function of giving security to the children in terms of praise, reinforcement, friendly atmosphere etc.

  • Evaluating, recording and reporting:-

Evaluation is must for student’s progress. It is the function of teaching to record, report and then evaluate the progress of students in order to dispatch it to their parents as well as to principal of that institute so that modifications may occur among them.

  • Diagnosing learning problems:-

Teaching also performs the function of diagnosis. The teacher must diagnose learning problems of students and should suggest the possible course of action.

  • Enriching Community Activity:-

It is a said fact that school is a miniature society. It is the function of teaching to develop mutual relations between all those agencies which are related with this miniature society.

  • Arranging and organizing classroom:-

It is the function of teaching to arrange and organize the classroom materials in a better way.

  • Making curriculum materials:-

It is the function of teacher and teaching to modify the curriculum according to the local needs of the community.

  • Adjusting to his environment:-

Modern age is the age of science and technology. A child should be provided such environmental conditions with which he will adjust himself to the changing conditions of modern society.

  • Emotional Stability:-

An adolescent is highly emotional and wants to express them. It is the function of teaching to guide him in order to bring stability of his emotions so that it will not lead to destruction.

  • Prescriptive function:-

It means that in the process of teaching the teacher has to prescribe certain things for the learners. Through diagnosis he knows their abilities, capabilities, interests and on the basis of this information he can prescribe new techniques and methods which are according to their individual differences.

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