Back to: Learning and Teaching – Unit 2
According to J B Hough and James K Duncan,
“Teaching is an activity with four phases, a curriculum planning phase, an instructing phase, and an evaluating phase.”
According to Robert Gagne, learning is
“A change in human disposition or capability that persists over a period of time and is not simply ascribable to processes of growth.”
The teaching-learning process needs the involvement of teachers and learners for it to be successful and effective. It is essential for the two parties to maintain a respectful professional relationship.
Relationship Between the Teacher and Learner
The relationship between the teacher and the learner is as follows:
The relationship between a teacher and a learner must always be built on mutual respect and should be professional.
Based on Trust
The relationship between a teacher and a learner must always be based on trust. The learner must be able to rely on the teacher.
The teacher, as well as the student, must be respectful to one another. Both the parties must have mutual respect.
The teacher should have a good understanding of his or her learners to make the teaching-learning process successful.
Presence of Communication
Learners must be able to communicate their problems and queries with their teacher without any hesitation. Teachers must encourage their learners to be interactive.
Not Too Informal
The relationship between the teacher and the learner must be formal and not too informal or the learners may begin to take advantage.
Encouraging and Motivating
Teachers must always motivate their learners and encourage them to develop an interest in learning new things.
To improve the teaching-learning process and for the efficient development of learners, maintaining a professional relationship between the teacher and the learner is crucial.