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    A good question is equal to half knowledge

    Teaching is a bidirectional process. Teachers and students should response equally for good teaching. But it observed that in most of the classes only teachers give lectures and there is almost negligible participation of students.

    When a teacher teaches any topic, the students should ask good questions related to that topic. It will also motivate the teachers to do more hard work. It is said that a good question is like half knowledge.

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  • #704867
    You are right to say that children must ask questions in the classroom, this increases the morale of both the teacher and the children, but nowadays where education is being made only a business, it does not make the teacher and students feel like before.

    The family and environment from which the child comes. For him, new circumstances and atmosphere create an inner conflict. In such a situation, it is a big challenge for the child to learn and for the teacher, but the teacher class never considered it a challenge. Learning - teaching is considered to be just a task, which has to be done while walking just like a machine. Going to class, the textbook, picking up a chalk duster, serves as the subject of conversation. Teaching lessons, conducting practice questions, giving homework, checking homework, assessing within a certain period of time and reaching the final goal test result.

    Apart from this, neither the teacher nor the teacher gives any expectation from the child. Because the teacher believes that it is necessary for the child to have distance or else he will not learn. Because if there is a distance, then there will be fear and if you are afraid, then he will listen to the teacher and will also learn. And this mindset did not let us go to the real nature of education.

    We have never studied what child psychiatrists say about children's learning. We should study those researches, how good relations between teachers and children help in children's learning.

    Swati Sharma

    Keep your Face to the SunShine

  • #704896
    I would like to start with the quote by Lloyd Alexander, "We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself." We indeed need to ask a question if we desire to learn more or clear our doubts but the present education system is making children just the receiver like the radio. The teachers come prepared for the class, opens the book, teaches the lesson and give notes, homework and the time is over. The children just listen and copy what is told or written on the blackboard. Very few dare to ask but many a time are let-down by the teachers. It is not the case of only teachers, the same is seen in our house, society, government, religious places, etc. When a question is asked, either he/she is turndown or informed to listen without questioning as these are followed from ages. If they ask for the reason, many of the learned may not know and they will say, you can check it for yourself or you are anti-religious, anti-national, against elders, etc. I would end with another quote by Paul Tillich that stands true to this time, "Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt."
    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #704911
    If a student is asking a doubt means that he is able to follow the teachings of the teacher. The teacher will definitely feel happy. The teacher will easily understand the understanding of the student based on the question he is aking. The lesson should be interactive. Only teaching by the teacher and students hearing it without any questions may be indication that the students are not following the lesson. Then the teacher should take more care and go to the level of the students and teach them the lesson. Some students hesitate to ask a question. They feel that others may laugh at them by hearing the question. They feel that the doubt they have is silly doubts. So they will think that it is better not to ask. In my opinion, no doubt is a silly doubt and if we are not getting the doubt cleared then and there that doubt will be there forever. The teacher will lose interest if there is no participation of students in the class.
    always confident

  • #704913
    Rightly said by the author, a good question is always equal to half knowledge. Because those who ask the question is almost convinced about a possible answer from the opposite person who is making best teaching out of his knowledge. Sometimes the questions asked to clarify the nearest answer to the question. Sometimes the questions are asked to get further in depth knowledge in the matter. But too many questions on the same subject would also irk the person who is sincerely trying to make the things understandable and it amount to teasing too. So be careful when posing same question again and again.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

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