Academic journal article Techno Learn

A Comparative Study on the Teaching Competency between Novice and Veteran Teachers in the Teaching Learning Process of Secondary School of Bilaspur City Chhattisgarh

Academic journal article Techno Learn

A Comparative Study on the Teaching Competency between Novice and Veteran Teachers in the Teaching Learning Process of Secondary School of Bilaspur City Chhattisgarh

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Introduction

Education is a systematic process through which a child or an adult acquires knowledge, experience, skill and sound attitude. It makes an individual civilized, refined, cultured and educated. For a civilized and socialized society, education is the only means. Its goal is to make an individual perfect. Every society gives importance to education because it is a panacea for all evils. It is the key to solve the various problems of life. Waking up to life and its mysteries, its solvable problems and the ways to solve the problems and celebrate the mysteries of life. Waking up to the inter-dependencies of all things, to the threat to our global village, to the power within the human race to create alternatives, to the obstacles entrenched in economic, social and political structures that prevent our waking up.

Meaning of the Problem

The research study in hand is mainly of an exploratory nature. It is a comparative study of teaching competency between the Novice teachers' (whom are new in teaching profession with the idea of new generations & their demands & E- technology, ICT and practice of new methods and trends in teaching learning process) and Veteran teachers' (whom are having plenty of years of experience in the teaching learning process and pedagogy) of Secondary school (Government and Private both with the Affiliation of CBSE) of Bilaspur city. It has been undertaken in order to assess the teaching competency of both with their specific qualities & traits.

Teaching Competency

Teaching competency includes teaching behavior and teaching skills. Teaching behaviors' can be linked with knowledge of the subject matter and its presentation. The teacher acquires that knowledge through his continuous efforts and learns presentation during their training which determines his effectiveness. Barr (1952) remarked "Teacher effectiveness is a relationship between teachers, pupils and other persons concerned with the educational understanding. Teaching competency is a combination of traditional ideas that were propounded by the great educators in the post on one hand and at the new ideas like- systematic approach to education on the other hand". The competency may vary from person to person, place to place, situation to situation or due to generation gap.

Rational of the Study

Teacher competence affects the quality of teaching and determines the success of students' learning. Richards and Schmidt (2002, p. 94) define competence as "a description of the essential skills, knowledge and behaviors' required for the effective performance of a real world task of activity". The definition covers three key words: skills, knowledge, and behaviors' that determine the effectiveness of performing an action. Relating to teachers, Bailey (2006, p. 210) describes competence as "statements about what teachers are supposed to know and be able to do". While in delivering these knowledge, skills and information's, teachers have to be competent towards present educational aim & it's must to assess the competent of the teachers towards imparting knowledge to students so the today's aim of education could be fulfilled. The new generation of students born roughly after 1980 is considered to be "Digital Natives" who are fundamentally different from previous generation (Prensky, M. (2001). "They've had "Digital technology surrounding them from the time they were infants. ...That digital world affords them many things that the previous world didn't".

In the past decade, there has been a considerable amount of discussion on "Digital Natives". The main argument is that the digital culture in which the Digital Natives have grown up has influenced their preferences and skills in a number of key areas related to education.

As teachers have tremendous potential to affect the beliefs and values of the students, it is important to understand teachers' competencies in the present scenarios. …

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