Teaching and Learning Essay
Teaching and LearningTeaching is all about providing guidance and support to a child in several areas related to learning.Learning is a natural process which can be understood as ‘acquiring knowledge’. A human being learns from his very childhood as he starts looking at the world around him and starts interpreting things around him.
Children have a very soft heart and if there is something that they deeply feel about, that does reflect at a later stage as they grow up into adults.I want to discuss a small incident of my childhood that changed one of my friends. One day, we all friends were having a debate on a topic. One of my friends, who was always very active, started talking her perspective, and we all made a lot fun of her. She felt bad and just left the place. From that day, she has changed suddenly and never showed interest in talking publicly.
As we grew up, we thought she may change, but she still does not participate in any social activities.Experiences like this stay in the soft hearts of the children and do effect their adult life also as they grow up. At that stage of life, they cannot understand that it is just fun. But at a later stage, even if they understand that, it has already had its impact.According to Jean Piaget, children show different levels of maturity and understanding at different age levels. He found out few transitional changes in the children and described them as stages of cognitive development. These are 1.
Sensory – motor stage ( 0-2 years ) The child achieves object permanence.Pre – operational stage ( 2-7 years )The child learns language and can think independently.Concrete – operational stage ( 7-11 years )He can think logically and achieves conservation of numbersFormal – operational stage ( 11 years and up )Becomes concerned with hypothetical, future and ideological problems.