THE ROLE OF TEACH­ERS IN FORG­ING THE 21ST CEN­TURY LEARN­ERS

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

MARY LOU S. SAN­TOS

Tech­nolo­gies nowa­days re­ally mean changes which may be in life even in­side the class­room the class­room set­tings. Many teach­ers left the tra­di­tional teach­ing to cope with the changes in the life­style and learn­ing com­pe­ten­cies of stu­dents. The use of so­cial me­dia is the trend­ing strat­egy of the teach­ers in teach­ing these 21st Cen­tury learn­ers. It is the most con­ve­nient and ef­fec­tive teach­ing strat­egy in a very dif­fi­cult set­ting in the class­room. Both teach­ers and learn­ers are now join­ing hands in ac­quir­ing knowl­edge and in­for­ma­tion us­ing these multimedia that make teach­ing and learn­ing easy and fast. Teach­ers are aim­ing for more com­pet­i­tive learn­ers to com­pete glob­ally in their cho­sen pro­fes­sion some­day. In in­cul­cat­ing to their minds the im­por­tance and easy way of learn­ing, this goal is merely pos­si­ble to achieve. The main role of the 21st Cen­tury Teach­ers is to pro­duce 21st Cen­tury learn­ers with high skills, knowl­edge and glob­ally com­pet­i­tive.

The chal­lenges of the teach­ers fac­ing nowa­days is how to teach the dif­fer­ent con­cepts and com­pe­ten­cies to the learn­ers in dif­fer­ent ap­proaches where in they can im­prove their crit­i­cal and prac­ti­cal rea­son­ing. Be­cause all the in­for­ma­tion needed is al­ways avail­able ev­ery­where us­ing the dif­fer­ent multimedia so it is the re­spon­si­ble of a teacher to find ways on how to teach the learn­ers not the con­tent but the process of learn­ing. As a teacher, I should prove that Learn­ers al­ways needs us teacher to ed­u­cate them in a way that the dif­fer­ent multimedia can­not do.

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The au­thor is Teacher III at Benigno S. Aquino Jr. El­e­men­tary School

Ca­pas, Tar­lac

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