The Changing Role of the Teacher in Higher Education in a Digital Age *Rajeswari. S.P.* and *Dr. Poornima. Y.*
This article explores the role of Teachers in Higher education in a Digital age. Teachers’ role is very vital in molding the future of a country and, as such, it is considered the noblest Profession. This article explains the teacher’s role in traditional, technology and Trends that affect or change the role of the teacher in higher education. If the Higher Education teacher does change towards an overall role as a manager of student learning, computer literate himself, skilled in inter-personal relationships and democrat, does this imply that he will completely reject such traditional roles as course designer, teacher, supervisor, assessor, evaluator and subject expert Obviously not. The teacher will still have to know his subject, particularly its main principles, concepts, its nature and structure. But he will have to know it so that he can help others learn and develop through it. His main function as a teacher will not be to dispense information as such but to co-design programmes and courses and especially to select and propose stimulating and appropriate learning tasks and course assignments. The Higher Education teacher's role is expanding and changing to meet the demands of a new era. It is a challenge that the Higher Education teacher will meet more successfully if he overcomes a traditional dependence on his mastery of a discipline and a reluctance to consider some sort of initial preparation (other than studying and researching his own subject) for his role as manager of learning. KEYWORDS: Higher Education, Teachers, Technology and Learning Managers --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rajeswari. S.P, Asst Prof, PBMM PGC, Mysore. E- Mail – [email protected] Dr. Poornima. Y, Professor, Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore.
Teachers’ role is very vital in molding the future of a country and, as such, it is considered the noblest Profession. Teachers are the ideals to their pupils. An educational institute should not be just confined to Teaching and learning but it should be considered as a place where consciousness is aroused and illumined; soul is purified and strengthened. It is the place where the seeds of discipline, devotion and commitment are planted and fostered with deliberate efforts. A constructive companionship between teachers and students has to be developed. Gurus like Parshuram, Bhishma and Drona influenced their students by practicing what they preached (Thakur, 2007). In a nutshell, a teacher in real sense is one who himself practices the human values. He should walk his talk to leave an ever lasting impression in the minds of students.
Teacher's changing role:
The following are the teachers changing role in the society
1.Traditional role of the teacher in higher education
Ruth Beard used to offer two main traditional views of the Higher Education teacher: a 'philosophical view' (or country-house-party model') and a 'scientific view'. In the first the teacher's role consisted in enlarging the mind of the student through bringing him into contact with scholarly and cultured companions. This approach had some merit for very able students but was obviously inefficient in helping the less able or less well-prepared to develop independent study skills and critical thinking abilities. The second or so-called 'scientific view' of the teacher's role emphasized the need to inculcate a body of knowledge and tended to undervalue, for example, the social and broadly educational purposes of higher education. Neither view of the traditional role of the Higher Education teacher presented us with an image of a professional teacher committed to examining the purposes of Higher Education and the methods and content to be used to...
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2 Role of assessment in curriculum design, learning & teaching
3 Assessment for learning v Assessment of Learning
4. Issues and concerns
Assessment is an integral part of curriculum practice. The prime consideration of educational institutions are the outcomes of learning, the enhanced abilities students can demonstrate because of their increase in knowledge, able to adapt and understand to changes because of their university experiences. Our concern is how learning takes effect and how teaching and assessment affect the quality of learning in order for students to acquire the knowledge and competencies that is required for the work place. To acquire these industry relevant skills lecturers suggest assessment be integral to teaching and how learning activities are structured. Hence, this report reviews the role of assessment in curriculum design & change, it’s importance of continuous assessment for enhancing learning, common assessment practices and it issues and concerns.
In this report, literature researched was with regards to the role of assessment in curriculum design & change. Thus this report tries to answer the following questions in order to highlight the role of assessment in curriculum design, implementation and enhancement of learning.
1. What is curriculum and the role of assessment...
...Review Your Role, Responsibilities and Boundaries as a Teacher in...
The word “teacher” to mean any of the following: teacher, lecturer, trainer, instructor or facilitator” within the preface. This helps in define the role of the teacher; they facilitate learning. It is said that the teaching cycle comprises of five key elements; to identify needs, plan and design, deliver, assess and evaluate the program which has been delivered. This cycle is continuous in that it is ever evolving, with linkages throughout. It indicates the importance of an initial assessment of the learner, but does not define this as permanent. In the same way that the cycle progresses through stages, its design enables the learner to progress through stages.
The role of the teacher can become blurred by expectations from the learner. Fundamentally, it can be viewed in terms of wants and needs. The specification of the teacher from an employer’s point of view would request a teacher to be a competent coach, support learners, able to confidently design a program of study which can be reflected upon, assessed and evaluated. The learner may want skills and attributes that are found more within some characters than others, such as patience and diligence. The teaching cycle not only creates the better program for the learner, but also causes the...
...Changing World And ChangingRoles Of HigherEducation
It is very necessary to change world and change the roles of highereducation. Education is must for all.
EducationEducation in the general sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another.
Etymologically, the word education is derived from the Latin ēducātiō (“a breeding, a bringing up, a rearing) from ēdūcō (“I educate, I train”)
HigherEducationHighereducation, also called tertiary, third stage, or post secondary education, is the non-compulsory educational level that follows the completion of a school providing a secondary education, such as a high school, secondary school. Tertiary education is normally taken to include undergraduate and postgraduate education, as well as vocational education and training. Colleges and universities are the main institutions that provide tertiary education. Collectively, these are sometimes known as tertiary...
...Role of teacherRole of teacherTeachers play an important role in fostering the intellectual and social development of children during their formative years. The education that students acquire is key to determining the future of those students. Whether in elementary or high schools or in private or public schools, teachers provide the tools and the environment for their students to develop into responsible adults.
Teachers act as facilitators or coaches, using classroom presentations or individual instruction to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects. Teachers observe and evaluate a student's performance and potential. They are increasingly asked to use new assessment methods. For example, teachers may examine a portfolio of a student's artwork or writing in order to judge the student's overall progress.
Many teachers use a hands-on approach that utilizes props to help children understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thinking skills. For example, they may teach the concepts of numbers or of addition and subtraction by playing board games.
Role of teacher in kindergarten
Kindergarten school teachers play a vital role in the development of children. What children learn and experience during their early...
...Assignment 1: Changing Nature of HigherEducation
James A. Poag
Contemporary Challenges in HigherEducation Leadership
Nova Southeastern University
March 10, 2013
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Changing Faces of Public Accountability………………...............................................................4
Evolution of Accountability for Corinthian Colleges......................................................................6
Managing Gainful Employment and Placement at Everest….........................................................8
Mission and Future Implications...................................................................................................10
Proprietary education first appeared in the 1600’s about the same time that institutions like Harvard were being created. For much of US History these schools provided popular mass education in contrast...
...Indian Education is on the Crossroads: The role of Teacher-Education
Chaman Lal Banga, Assistant Professor (Education), Department of Education, ICDEOL, Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, Email: [email protected]
There is a view that the present system of education is, after all, quite reasonable and what we need is to make it a little more sophisticated, much more polished, with some modifications here and there like vocationalisation and job-orientation, and what we further need is to ensure accountability of teachers and educational institutions. It has even been prominently asked, in defence of the present system, if we ourselves are not the products of that astern and whether we are not, more or less, quite well-equipped deal with our responsibilities. t is noteworthy that the greatest representatives of the Indian renaissance, from Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati to Sri Aurobindo had perceived in the ancient Indian system of education such an uplifting and inspiring model that they had all advocated for free India a national system of education, rooted in the ancient Indian conception of education, which would, at the same time, cater to the ideals of internationalism and universality. They had all dreamt of a free India where students would relive the presence and guidance of the wise and...
...ging role of teacher In this rapid-changing world, as the skills, knowledge and needs of students change, so does the role of the teacher. Since students spend most of the time with the teacher, teacher often considered as a guider, mentor, adviser, role model or friend. Apart from knowledge expert, a teacher must demonstrate positive ethnics and qualities. These qualities can be reflected in his thought, speech and behavior and students were expected to learn it. A teacher can also share his personal experiences with students and give assistance, advice, suggestions when the students are facing personal problems.
Beside showing close and caring connections with students, the ultimate role of teacher is transforming a student into independent, self-directed and life-long learner. The most common role of teacher includes teaching knowledge and design curriculum/syllabus. Teacher serves as a knowledge provider and delivers information to the students through lectures and notes. As depicted in Saber-Tooth Curriculum by J. Abner Peddiwell, teachers must always revise the curriculum and focus on up-dated skills and knowledge. As quoted by John Dewey "If we teach today's students as we taught yesterdays, we rob them of tomorrow", because yesterday’s...
...assessing and evaluating. (Gravells and Simpson 2008). The role, responsibilities and boundaries of the teacher in Further Education will be reviewed.
The role of the teacher In Further Education is to assess individual learning styles considering the learner’s previous experience and background. It is important to be aware of adult learners needs as stated by Knowles et al (2005) in the andragogical model of learning. The teacher must then identify and use various teaching methods to ensure all learning styles are met and the sessions are kept interesting. Flemming (1987) categorised learning styles as visual, aural, reading and writing and kinaesthetic (VARK). It is important that teachers incorporate these methods of learning into the sessions. This means that the teacher must be aware of differential learning needs and be able to adapt and be flexible in order to cope with them. Boundaries may occur if the teacher does not identify any learning difficulties and therefore not assist the learner to obtain additional help to ensure the learning is achieved. Teaching sessions must have aims and objectives clearly outlined and applicable to the subject. Adult learners need to know why they have to learn a certain topic. (Knowles et al 2005).
A creative learning environment must be maintained by addressing learners’ basic needs...