Pedagogy In Teaching Language

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Definition of Pedagogy Before talking about the ways that make teachers effective and creative it is important to understand the meaning of pedagogy. Pedagogy is defined as Instructional techniques and strategies which enable learning to take place. It refers to the interactive process between teacher/practitioner and learner, and it is also applied to include the provision of some aspects of the learning environment (including the concrete learning environment, and the actions of the family and community). (Siraj-Blatchford, Sylva, Muttock, Gilden, & Bell, 2002, p.10, para 1) As a matter of fact, it is impossible to discuss what makes a teacher effective without keeping in mind this definition. Definition of Teachers’ Effectiveness Teachers’…show more content…
First of all effective teachers do not use a drill and practice method but instead they make use of a constructivist model where children are allowed to discover and solve problems and thus learn. (Muijs and Reynolds, 2000). Apart from this, they make use of direct instruction where students are allowed to practice while being continuously monitored and they give importance to academic activities (literacy and mathematics) while allowing time for guided free play (Siraj-Blatchford et al, 2002; Brophy & Good,…show more content…
They devote time to learning, they share the objectives with the students and they link knowledge to the students’ prior knowledge (Brophy & Good, 1986 as cited in Mujis and Reynolds). Apart, effective teachers ask open-ended questions and engage students in activities where they have to think and are cognitively challenged (Siraj-Blatchford et al, 2002; Brophy & Good, 1986). In fact, effective teachers are said to sustain shared thinking which ‘’occurs when two or more individuals ‘work together’ in an intellectual way to solve a problem, clarify a concept, evaluate an activity, extend a narrative etc’’(The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project, 2004, page 6 ,para.1).. This type of thinking leads to understanding and should be encouraged in the home as well (Siraj-Blatchford et al., 2002). With regards to behavior, effective teachers have good behavior management and control of the class as they adopt discipline policies and talk with the students when a conflict arises (Siraj-Blatchford et al.,

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