An educational institution that provokes learning and promotes all-around education and skill enhancement will produce brilliant students and responsible citizens. The role that education plays on the masses is equally important to the role a healthy and well-planned curriculum plays in the development of teaching and learning. Most of the time, the focus is solely on teaching, and very rarely do people discuss the power of learning. A good curriculum promotes good values, virtues, and an inquisitive atmosphere to study. It is still not late enough to understand the importance of curriculum development in teaching and learning; in fact, this is the time where the educational institution is under colossal scrutiny on how they cultivate an interactive learning atmosphere.
If there was a case of incompetency, the teacher’s teaching was always questioned. Because, according to a common stereotype, a teacher is the ultimate source of information and a pillar of inspiration from where the children derived and mimicked all the virtues. However, the new curriculum that is being developed with a more humanistic approach states the accountability of the children as well as the parents. Accountability and responsibility are the two strongest virtues that can be incorporated in a student at an early age.
The idea of curriculum development is vast but when it comes to education, personality development for kids is the priority of any educational institution. Personality development courses act like base and edifice, upon which all other sectors will be raised. A strong personality is not the one who is accompanied by people who like him/her but a persona that is physically, emotionally, and mentally independent of their thoughts and practices.
This article throws light on the importance and co-relation between teaching and learning and how the interaction between these two elements strengthens the education system and signifies the importance of curriculum development.
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Importance of Curriculum Development in Teaching:
Teaching is a noble and responsible profession, but its importance is underrated on social grounds. A parent who has a child who goes to the school would be worried about how his/her child perceives the teaching at school but do not recognize the profession as a noble one, they focus on how their child is grasping the knowledge and not what are the struggles of teaching. An attitude that has been inculcated due to neck-to-neck competition and race for being the most successful.
The way Indian education has developed over the years, from the time when it was more about research and discovery to now when it is all about attaining success and earning money. Teachers have had their fair share of struggles which are kept under the carpet but with the introduction of a developed curriculum, the possible healthy relations between a student and teacher has increased.
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The following has been observed as a change with the development of curriculum:
- Teachers have made it interactive
- Initiated graphics and imagery to explain a lesson
- Indulging in a wide range of research for better clarification
- They are also learning along with the students
- Including experimental teachings for a wholesome learning experience
- Less burden on traditional homework
- Promotes inclusive teaching
- Understands inequality
- Promotes gender sensitivity.
Curriculum development is required to not only identify the role and position of teachers in the society but to also provoke their consciousness and redeem their role as a teacher. A virtue that comes from within and is not induced. This development has revitalized the meaning of education and how it can help us for a lifetime. In a nutshell, redeeming the old sense of education but with advanced technologies.
Importance of Curriculum Development in Learning:
The entire purpose of the education system revolves around the FAQs of learning and gathering knowledge with the best of outcomes. Learning now has become electronic and computer-based, following the demands of the world and the growing competition in the education industry.
Learning in the world of a developed curriculum initiates and triggers a whole lot of elements like:
- Develops cognitive thinking
- Provokes learning
- Engages in classroom teaching
- Provokes inquisitiveness
- Self-introspection and self-consciousness
- Encourages group study
- Improves personality development
- Improves life and soft skills
Teaching and learning, meaning the student-teacher relationship which earlier was suppressed and one-sided, now has become interactive and more friendly. When teachers loosen up their roles, children feel free to negotiate and interact with them. The curriculum development that has been introduced in schools advises and trains teachers to be rewarding and also recognize the talents of the students whenever necessary. This behavior not only promotes but encourages students to clarify their doubts and instill a healthy attitude towards learning and gaining knowledge. When the teachings are knowledge-based, rather than mark-based, the wisdom acquired is long-term, unlike the short-term assurances.
At our personality development classes, we strongly believe that every child, under the age group of 12 years, picks up everything through strong instinctive observation, which in turn shapes up his/her personality in terms of self confidence, positive body language, voice articulation, initiative and interaction, superb learning and grasping power and environment adaptation.