Hello! Now, I will be talking about two topics, which are the “Environment for Supporting Quality Teaching and Learning” and “Overcoming obstacles during studying”.
Environment for Supporting Quality Teaching and Learning
Creating an incentive climate in a classroom involves various ways in which a teacher strives to facilitate teaching and learning. Teachers should make the most of their time, maintain a pleasant atmosphere, prevent unintended behavior and maintain discipline. They can teach quality with the use of tempered humor, by supporting interaction, helping students find personal motivation, reducing stressful situations, etc. Some of the characteristics of effective classroom management are: continuity, pace maintenance, attention, transfer of responsibility to students, creating challenges and diversity of methods and strategies in teaching and learning.
There are different strategies for teaching and learning. Some of the principles of successful learning are: learning is an active process, people learning to learn while learning, providing reflection, learning includes language, learning is social activity, it is contextual, man needs knowledge to learn, learning takes time, motivation is critical in learning, etc. Learning can be active and passive. It is very important that active learning dominates. It implies concrete work and activity, receiving concrete information and participation. Passive learning is a complement to active learning. It involves reading, and receiving verbal, audible and visual messages. The most useful strategies for quality teaching and learning are those in which active learning dominates.
Overcoming obstacles during studying
Architectural and sensory barriers during study may be caused by the personality of the student, the characteristics of the institution, and the misapplication of teaching methods.
In the event that architectural barriers have not been removed, there is a way for students not to be deprived of their teaching or other activities at the faculty. In the absence of an elevator or access ramp, classes for study groups that have students with disabilities can also be organized on the ground floor. Also, for any gatherings, which are organized only a few times a year, it is possible to find an adequate space that does not have architectural barriers. Overcoming sensory barriers is most effectively performed by the synthesis of all senses and with the help of modern assistive technology.
Obstacles can be overcome by self-education. Very useful self-education opportunities are:
Electronic learning that involves learning using appropriate computer applications and environments via the web, computer, digital learning, etc.;
Mobile learning encompasses e-learning and distance learning. It involves learning by means of mobile devices, MP3 players, tablets, laptops, etc. It’s learning “anywhere and at any time”;
Distance education or learning involving the application of appropriate methods and technology to teach students who are not able to be physically present in the vicinity of teachers or in the classroom; and
Hybrid learning that allows you to combine class “face-to-face” and e-learning with the intention of providing a more effective and richer learning environment.