Modern vs traditional teaching methods

A look at the teaching methods being adhered to in schools

Gulf News

Traditional methods of teaching that are still being adhered to in the schools:

• Teacher-centric classrooms

• Teachers in the mode of knowledge dispensers rather than facilitators

• Chalk and talk methods

• Regimented classrooms

• Lack of collaboration and group learning

• More emphasis on examinations and results rather than understanding of concepts

• Improper alignment between objectives, activities and assessments 

Modern methods in use in education

• Technology-driven classrooms

• Continuous comprehensive evaluation

• Cross-curricular connections

• Inquiry-based learning

• Emphasis on understanding of concepts

• Linking curriculum with life

• Emphasis on skill building, life skills and values

• Smart interactive boards

• BYOD – Bring your own device

• Collaborative learning

• Differential learning

• Activity-based learning and learning labs

• Interdisciplinary learning

• Integrative and social responsibility and civic engagement

• Digitisation in teaching, learning assessment and feedback

• Collaborative learning

• Differentiated instruction

• Flipped classroom

• Problem-based learning

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