The Lesson in the Form of Press-Conference

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car;

but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) American president

The teacher’s intentions can be extremely original and at the same time effective. Even a novice teacher from time to time tries to add variety to the learning process, of course, without infringing the standards and requirements. One of the favorite innovations in the choice of the lesson form is a press-conference. If you have not experimented with this, it’s time to plan a lesson. How? We’ll show you.

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Waldorf School: there is something to think about …

We often hear: “The school is our second home”, which means a place where we are loved and welcomed. However, often, the family deals with the problem of the child’s unwillingness to go to school. While some parents criticize the school and go to search for a new one, others, cherishing imposed stereotypes and firmly believing that the school is the sower of reasonable, good, eternal, accuse of laziness their child. And yet, if the child does not want to learn – it is a reason to think not only for parents, but also, above all, for the school itself: its administration and teachers. However, there are educational institutions that have never faced such problems. Happy children and gifted teachers have always been prided by Waldorf School. Today, there are more than 1,000 of such schools. Immediately it should be noted that all Waldorf schools have a state license and certificates that are issued to graduates and entitle to enroll in higher education institution.

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Andragogy is the Art and Science of Adults’ Training

“Formal education will make you a living;

self-education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

Speaking about education, the first thing that comes to mind is pedagogy. However, today conversations about education mean adults’ training. Studies conducted by Knowles showed that teaching methods are not effective in learning such category of “students”. Therefore, speaking of adults’ training the new concept of “andragogy” is now often possible to be heard.

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Do You Know How Should Modern Lesson Look Like?

I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.

Socrates

As you know, the lesson is the form of implementation of pedagogical interactions, where the student-teacher communication takes place. According to the results of lessons pedagogical skills of the teacher and the qualifications of the student are judged. Therefore the lesson is a card of each teacher. Each lesson is a complex system, all components are connected, and it is a holistic educational process. During a lesson the knowledge and boredom, captured thoughts and dangerous idleness of students can appear every minute. The value and significance of these minutes, hours, days, and years in the life of a teacher is determined by modern lesson.

 

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Case Method in Modern Education

The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product.

Peter Drucker

At the present stage of education development, along with the traditional methods and techniques on-line training becomes increasingly popular. In the context of on-line learning the technology of interactive lectures, providing for the creation of “focus groups”, design technology, training, etc. One such technology is called CASE STUDY.

Case teaching method was originated in the Harvard Business School in the early XX century. In 1920 after the publication of the cases collection, the whole system of management training at the Harvard School was transferred to the methodology of CASE STUDY. In recent years, case-teaching methods are widely used in medicine, law, mathematics, cultural studies, political science, economics and business education.

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