TITLE

Importance of Practicum in Teacher Training Programme - A Need of the Hour

AUTHOR(S)
Gujjar, Aijaz Ahmed; Bajwa, Naeem Ullah; Shaheen, Ghazala; Saifi, Saifulla
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Language in India;Jan2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p125
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Teacher education course, both its theoretical and the practical components, is designed to achieve the required targets. This paper aims to unearth the differences pertaining to the theory and practice of pre-occupational teacher training being imparted in Pakistani teacher training institutions. The experiment for the present study is made up of 120 student teachers of 12 diverse teacher training institutions of Pakistan. They had ended the academic part of the training and were now slotted in practice teaching. This study represented all the Federating units. Observation was employed as a modus operandi to collect data. Visits were made to the class rooms during the period starting from February 2007 to May 2007. Information was composed through 34 sets of surveillance. The observation checklist was prepared to achieve the purpose of this study while acknowledging the broad gaps between theory and practice and by exploiting means and techniques, the use of computer applications for teaching, experimentation and the use of diagnosis evaluation techniques. However, it was observed that novelty and innovation were absolutely missing and the trainees feel themselves satisfied with the identical obsolete techniques and methods through which they were taught. It is, therefore, proposed that the teacher trainers consistently stay at the classes during the practice teaching. Furthermore, increasing the duration of practice teaching will guarantee the success of the programme.
ACCESSION #
71398411

 

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