Broadly speaking, the prime duty of Teachers is to help students by imparting knowledge to them and by setting up a situation in which students can learn effectively. Teachers also play a complex set of roles, which vary from one society to another and from one educational level to another. Some of these roles are performed in the school / Colleges / Institution and some in the community.
In the act of teaching there are two parties (the teacher and recipient/disciple) who work together in some program (the subject matter) designed to modify the learner’s experience and understanding in some way.
In terms of the professional responsibility of teachers for what they teach, there is a major distinction between the University and the elementary and secondary school systems. At the level of higher education, teachers have the power and the responsibility of defining the curriculum – its contents and its methods. This is the essence of academic freedom in higher education.
An effective teacher has accurate knowledge of subjects. This teacher can also bring the subject content to the level of student understanding. Presentation of subject matter should be simple, easy to understand, logical and systematic. After lesson is taught in class a test must be conducted to assess the performance of student.
Thanks from –
(Dr.) Dipanjan Jana (Associate Professor, HOD, Dept. of Panchakarma)