Modern vs traditional teaching methods

A look at the teaching methods being adhered to in schools

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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