About the lesson
1. Methodology of teaching and learning
In all living ways there is no best way of teaching. However, there are multiple methods that are useful in improving teaching and learning. I choose student-centered learning approach as it allows more focus on the learner than the use of teacher-centered approach. Teacher-centered approach leaves out a lot of skills that benefits a learner. Teacher-centered approach can also be included for some specific topics and learning objectives. It should not be the only way a teacher uses to transfer knowledge.
Student-Centered / Constructivist Approach
This teaching approach allows learners to play a greater role in learning. Student-Centered approach turns the focus on students rather than the teacher only.
It also helps see where a learners lacks or fall behind. It also keep learners as responsible individuals. And it may build self-confidence and students to become lifelong learners. The student-centered approach can be difficult for teachers to master or perfect. However, the results and outcomes can be very positive when the approach is effectively employed.
This allows learners to become critical thinkers, acquire research skills, be able to analyze, evaluate, collaborate, and make decision. I can give learners questions based on a novel or a short story and ask them to answer the given question using the novel and the knowledge you acquired during the lesson.
This teaching approach allows learners to be actively engaged in learning. Learners will be able to ask questions and await for answers. This also helps me as a teacher to trace my learners' learning progress. As a teacher, I will guide students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
cooperative learning involves a lot of group work and cooperation. Learners will be able to share knowledge and answers, while learning to work others. They will be divided into groups to solve questions based on the lesson being taught. This also promote understanding. Social interaction develops learning.
2. Languages in which I am able to teach in:
Explanation can be provided in IsiZulu, Xhosa, and Sepedi; but the content will only be taught in English because teaching of English requires only understanding of English and not any other language.
Learners will understand literature, both contemporary and medieval language. They will be able to analyze, interpret, discuss, and understand literary texts. They will develop writing, listening, and reading skills.
4. Students aimed at:
My lessons are available for learners from grade 1 to 12. English is like mathematics, it can be taught anywhere.
My name is Courage A. Nkundhlande. I am a student at the University of Pretoria; I am doing my third year in Education. My electives are Geography, English, and History. I stay at Groenkloof, the University of Pretoria campus. I have been passing my English with percentage above 60%; and as a student, I guarantee you a pass. I have been a tutor for 2 consecutive years, and a mentor for a year and in all these, I have been given credit.
I can give you a good mark, and I have the ability to work with people.