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UNIT - 1 : INTRODUCTION TO MICRO-TEACHING AND ITS NEED

STRUCTURE

1. Introduction

2. Objectives

3. Defining Teaching

4. Status of Teacher Training Before Micro-teaching

5. Concept of Micro-teaching

1. Steps of Micro-teaching

2. Micro-teaching Cycle

3. Rationale of Micro-teaching Procedure

4. Phases of Micro-teaching

6. Analysis of Teaching

1. Identification of Teaching Skills

1.7Core Teaching Skills

1.7.1Teaching Skills and Their Specification

1.8Organization of Micro-teaching Cycle

9. Origin and Development of Micro-teaching

10. Assumptions of Micro-teaching

11. Principles Underlying Micro-teaching

12. Unit Summary : Things to Remember

13. Check Your Progress

14. Assignment/Activity

15. Points for Discussion/Clarification

1.15.1Points for Discussion

2. Points for Clarification

1.16References/Further Readings

1. INTRODUCTION

You know that the economic prosperity and good quality of any nation depends upon the development of human resources of that nation. The significant fact in the development of manpower resource refers to the competencies and the level on which these competencies are imparted. You also know that it largely depends on those who develop these competencies. Therefore, for this purpose we need highly competent teachers for imparting these competencies. It is essential that teachers imparting these competencies should have the capability to perform their task efficiently. For this, they need to acquire requisite competencies themselves.

In the present Unit we will attempt to understand as to what competencies are essential for becoming better teacher and how these competencies can be imparted.

1.2OBJECTIVES

After going through this Unit you will be able to :

• understand the teaching skill.

• understand the concept of Micro-teaching.

• understand the principles underlying Micro-teaching

• analyse the complex process of teaching into essential Micro-teaching skills.

• understand the procedure of Micro-teaching for developing teaching skills.

1.3DEFINING TEACHING

Teaching is a term used by many people in different ways in different situations. Let us find out what does teaching mean ?

You may have your own ideas and concept about teaching. Why don’t you try and give your definition of teaching ?

What is Teaching ?

Give your own definition in the space provided

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You might have defined teaching as one of the following :

• teaching as the transfer of knowledge from teacher to pupils.

• teaching as the facilitation of the pupils by the teacher in the art of learning.

• teaching as a social act of influencing pupils by the teacher.

• teaching as doing anything that might lead to learning.

Your attempt to define teaching is in the right direction. Teaching means all these and many more. Let us carefully study definitions of teaching given below in Box - 1.

Teaching means many different things, that teaching act varies from person to person and from situation to situation.(Bar, 1961)

The behaviour or activities of persons as they go about doing whatever is required of teachers, particularly those activities which are concerned with the guidance or direction of learning of others.

(Ryan, 1965)

Teaching is the arrangement of contingencies of reinforcement under which students learn. They learn without teaching in their natural environment, but teachers arrange special contingencies which expedite learning and hastening the appearance of behaviour which would otherwise be acquired slowly or making scene of the appearance of...
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