Micro Teaching is an innovative technique of conducting class for a small group of students by the teacher To prepare him/her for the profession. This enables an individual to acquire teaching skills and certain behavior needed for one to become a teacher. It will help the teachers to gain confidence in their teaching techniques. They will get an understanding of what works and what doesn’t in their teaching methods.
Traditional teaching is a teaching technique where teachers ask students to recite the lesson content one after the other. The students are expected to memorize them and everything that’s being taught in the classroom. Students need to take notes of the lectures given in the class and refer to them for studying.
Similarities Between Micro-Teaching and Traditional Teaching
The similarities between micro-teaching and traditional teaching are:
- Proper interaction and face-to-face communication exist between the teachers and students.
- Both teaching methods happen in offline mode in a proper classroom.
- Textbooks and blackboards are made use of for the teaching process.
- Lesson plans need to be developed in both types of teaching.
- Knowledge is provided to the students in the form of a lecture.
Differences between Micro-Teaching and Traditional Teaching
Following are the differences between micro-teaching and traditional teaching:
- The class duration is of a shorter time in micro-teaching whereas the duration is longer for traditional teaching.
- There is less number of students in the class in micro-teaching. There are more students in traditional teaching.
- One skill is practiced at a time by the teacher in micro-teaching whereas the teacher practices several skills at a time in traditional teaching.
- There is immediate feedback of teachers in micro-teaching. Immediate feedback is not provided to the teachers in traditional teaching.
- Teaching is simple in micro-teaching whereas teaching becomes more complex in traditional teaching.
- There is control over the situation in micro-teaching. The situation is not under control in traditional teaching.
In these ways, micro-teaching is different from traditional teaching.