The Teaching Profession

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Cavite State University
Cavite City ANNEX

A document report in the subject: The Teaching Profession

Chapter I: Social Institution

“The Society and You”

Date submitted: July 2, 2011

Submitted by: Mr. Dandy T. Palaganas

Submitted to: Ms. Thea Dinglasan

The Teaching Profession

What is profession?

Profession is an occupation requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation.

Is teaching a profession?

Teaching is a noble profession. It is service-oriented. It has the potential to have a great impact in the molding of the next generation. That is why education should be valued by social institutions like government, the church, the family and civil society.

What is teaching?

• A process of causing change
• A process to impart knowledge and information
• A process to instruct others

What is a Teacher?

The teacher is the key factor in classroom learning situation. He/She assumes various significant roles in the classroom as;

• A model or an important figure in the classroom • A classroom manager
• An evaluator of students learning
• Source of knowledge and information
• A person who instructs others
• An agent of change

What makes an effective teacher?

It can be said that teaching is effective to the extent that the teacher acts in ways that are favorable to the development of a desirable personality in the learner.

Characteristics of an effective teacher:

Professional Qualities

• Teachers knowledge of the subject matter to be taught • Understanding of psychological and educational principles • Understanding and appreciation of the teaching profession

Personal Qualities

• Personality
• Interests
• Attitudes
• Beliefs
• Behavior in working relationships with the learner

What makes a good teacher?

This is a question which every young person who is contemplating to become a teacher must fully consider. A great deal has been said of teaching as one of the most important professions from the standpoint of human welfare. Properly understood, however, it is also one of the most technical, difficult, and challenging professions.

The qualities of good teacher include:

• Knowledge
• Enthusiasm
• Sincerity
• Patience
• Sense of humor
• Voice and speech

You, the Teacher, as a Person in Society

What is Society?

Society is the social relationships between human beings and animals organized collectively, the system of human institutional organization; a community with the same language and customs, an interest group or organization. Society denotes the totality of social organization and its complex network of social relationships or social interaction. It symbolizes the group within which human beings can live a total common life.

Society is an educational system, a great social system of long established relationships which people in it recognize and follow as a certain way of life.

What is Social Institution?

A social institution may be defined as an organizational system which functions to satisfy basic social needs by providing an ordered framework linking the individual to the larger culture.

The term, “social institution” is somewhat unclear both in ordinary language and in the philosophical literature. However, contemporary sociology is somewhat more consistent in its use of the term. Typically, contemporary sociologists use the term to refer to complex social forms that reproduce themselves such as governments, the family, human languages, universities, hospitals, business corporations, and legal systems. A typical definition is that proffered by...
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