We strive to attain knowledge in various ways. One of the
major ways we learn is by going to school. Schools are designed in such a way
that each student has a seat and is tutored by a teacher who is qualified to
teach the subject. However, there are a lot of factors that determine how much
the teacher will be able to achieve and how much the student will be able to
learn. Some of the factors that affect teaching results in a learning
environment are discussed subsequently.
A major factor that determines how much a student would be able to learn is
how conducive the learning environment is. Many factors contribute to how
conducive the environment is. One such factor is how protected the student is
from harsh weather conditions. Is the class properly covered and with other
facilities that can help to regulate the temperature such as heating systems
during cold periods and air conditioning system during hot periods. How
comfortable is the student in terms of the quantity and type of chairs
available? Can the student hear the teacher properly and see whatever teaching
aids being used clearly? All of these will determine how much the student will
be able to learn.
Another factor that would affect teaching results in a learning environment
is the learning
resources for teachers. There are some learning resources that the teacher
would need to teach the pupils. Some of the learning resources are for the use
of the teacher while others are for the use of the students. Examples of
learning resources include whiteboard, markers, projectors, computers,
textbooks, exercise books, and other teaching aids. When these learning
resources are available, it would be easier for the teacher to pass across
information to the students and also show them what he or she is trying to
explain. However, when they are not available, it becomes more difficult.
Imagine a school without a computer teaching students how to program.
Knowledge, skill and
passion of the teacher
The knowledge skill and passion of the teacher are also important. It is
worthy of note that knowledge is not just enough to teach. Some people are
brilliant and do well in class but cannot transfer knowledge. Others are very
skilled in using illustrations, stories and other means to break down any topic
no matter how difficult for students to understand, including those that are
perceived to be dull. For example, many students struggle to engage with teachers that put on boring and mediocre presentations for their students. However, take a Geography lesson, if the teacher puts in the effort and perhaps uses an online map maker to teach their students about the world, this shows their own interest for the subject that is then subsequently transferred onto students.
The interest level of
level of the student is also important to get the right teaching results.
When a student has an interest in a subject, he tends to learn such subjects
than when there is no interest. There are many ways to encourage interest among
students for learning. Some schools feature extracurricular activities,
quizzes, and rewards for those who are doing well to build interest to learn in
students. Home works are also a way to build interest and ensure the student
also makes an effort to learn more while at home, even though a lot of students
hate home works.