Role of the teacher in solving problems
Role of teacher in solving problems and proper physical, mental, emotional and social development of the adolescent:
1. Proper Physical Development
The teacher should plan for this aspect in the following manner:
(a) By organizing various types of physical exercises, sports and games,
(b) By imparting a proper knowledge about physical and health education.
(c) By organizing various types of extracurricular activities.
2. Proper Mental Development
The mental development of the adolescent should be according to the following lines:
(a) It should be according to the ability and aptitude of the pupils.
(b) They should study both arts and science subjects.
(c) Excursions to various places may be organized.
(d) Modern methods of teaching should be used to teach various subjects.
(e) All the school teachers should try to impart him necessary guidance as and when required.
(f) They should be entrusted with responsibility so as to develop a feeling of responsibility in them.
(g) The teacher should keep in view that there are individual differences among students. Every child should
be able to find out subjects of his choice.
3. Proper Emotional Development
The emotional development of the adolescent should be as follows:
(a) The teacher should try to sublimate the lower emotions of the child.
(b) A healthy emotional atmosphere should be maintained in the school.
(c) The teacher should try to avoid frustration among the adolescents.
(d) The teacher should pay due regard to the personality of every child.
(e) The adolescent should be imparted proper knowledge about sex. If this aspect is properly attended to it would lead to a better emotional development.
4. Proper Social Development
The social development of the adolescent may be as follows:
(a) He should have knowledge about social relations and he should know the art of group-living. Various group activities may be organized.
(b) A right and rational attitude towards democracy should be developed in the school atmosphere. This would enable the child to develop his own philosophy of life.
(c) The Kothari Commission has emphasized the instruction of moral and spiritual values. We should try to impart a right and rational knowledge of various religions to the adolescent.