Traditional and Alternative Teaching

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Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
It is well known that children learn in various ways and have their own individual styles and strategies. Some may enjoy group works, others individual works. Some may prefer teacher instructions with worksheets and firm direction, rather than self-generated research projects. There are numerous ways children learn, but how does the surrounding environment, affects a child’s learning ability and influence the learning strategies that employ?

Our society these days are divided into two different ways of thinking on the education. Some may believe that alternative methods are better than the traditional methods of teaching but yet these two methods are both a successful ways. Every method in teaching is the same for they deliver the same message to the students.

Traditional method of teaching also known as the back-to-basics, conventional education or customary education, refers to a long-established customs found in schools that society has traditionally deemed appropriate. Some forms of education reform promotes the adoption of progressive education practices, a more holistic approach which focuses on individual students’ need and self-expression. In eyes of reformers, traditional teacher-centered methods focused on rote memorization must be abandoned in favor of students-centered and task-based approaches to learning. Depending on the context, the opposite of traditional method of teaching may be progressive education, modern education, or the alternative education which is the educational approaches based on developmental psychology.

Scope and Limitations
This study was limited only the creating of the two methods of teaching that may encourage the schools to consider the strategies in teaching such as traditional and alternative methods of teaching to improve students’ skills in learning. S.Y. 2012-2013. The respondents were composed of five selected teachers from Los Baños, Laguna.

The researchers used some questionnaires for the teachers to answer on how they used it and how it benefits them, teachers, as well as their students.

Importance of the Study
People tends to be enthusiastic in learning something if examples are based on real situations. Therefore, this research is beneficial to the following persons: To the teachers; this could be an additional information as a guide or references for teaching. To the Students; It can serve as another source of information that will guide them on whatever purpose they are having weather for research or even on education. To the Future Teacher; this serve as a guide for them on what approach they will employ to their students. To the Parents; It is also essential for them because they are the one who were responsible in molding their children’s future and also in guiding them in the right path of life. To the Administrators; They will be motivated to purchase materials for teachers and students’ usage in teaching and learning. To the future researcher; this serves as a related study providing reference that may be used in other researches and it add insight about the different ways or techniques of teaching.

Objectives
The general objective of this study is to define what is traditional ad modern methods of teaching.
Specifically, aimed to:
1. To describe and analyze the difference between the old way and the new way of teaching . And; 2. To develop the holistic approach of the educators to their students.

Hypothesis
There is no significant differences between on the frequency of usage in teaching that uses traditional methods and alternative methods on the students’ achievement. Theoretical Framework
Theories of learning attempt to explain why teachers and students behave as they do. Behavioral Theory
Skinner renowned s a behaviorist, based his theory on functionalism. Functionalists valued the use of consciousness and behavior in adjusting to the environment....
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