EXPLORATION AND EXCOGITATION IN TEACHER EDUCATION

Jaspreet Kaur

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Teacher Education is a discipline which educates the progressive generations on what has gone by, where we are, where we want to go, and what we like to create, observing healthy, meaningful and long life. Teacher education is a program related with teacher proficiency and competence that would make them competent enough to face new challenges in the education. Now a days the field of education is not only limited with books but has broadened in various new horizons. Development and changes in education have affected teacher education necessitating review and reforms. It demands understanding with investigative minds, assimilating the required transformations, accommodating and responding to the universal needs. Teacher Education is a discipline which educates the progressive generations on what has gone by, where we are, where we want to go, and what we like to create, observing healthy, meaningful and long life. Problem-based learning (PBL) is a powerful, learner-centered educational method, where students have to work in small groups. This teaching method is somewhere between project work and cooperative learning with a new kind of task definition. PBL is an innovative strategy to encourage students to “learn how to learn” via “real-life” problems (Boud & Feletti, 1999) and promotes life-long habits of learning. Students are given more and more responsibility and independence for their own learning. Among other modifications, Anderson and Krathwohl’s (2001) revision of the original Bloom’s taxonomy (Bloom & Krathwohl, 1956) redefines the cognitive domain as the intersection of the Cognitive Process Dimension and the Knowledge Dimension. Every innovation has a unique culture, created by the innovators. Novel ideas, personal dedication, institutional social support, persistent struggle are some of the features of innovations.

Keywords: necessitating, horizons, innovative, redefines, persistent.


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