A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. ~Anon
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. ~Jacques Barzun
A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. ~Louis A. Berman
A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. ~Anon
Pre-University education is a very important stage in the educational ladder of students. This stage is considered so because PU entitles a student to choose from a diverse group of courses and divergent career. The Pre-University stage has different ethos from that of the secondary school or high school stage. At this stage students are with a mindset to have freedom, less restrictions from parents, mixing with other sex and soon.
It is difficult for these youngsters to adjust themselves in a new role in new atmosphere. It is difficult for PU students to perceive, accept and enact their roles and responsibilities. In a situation like this, students have to be trained to visualize, accept and enact new roles.
PU lecturers have to play many roles in the process of imparting education. Their role is not only limited to teaching but also to other spheres such as administration from time to time.
Which are assessed and reflected upon using teaching of assessment, planning and review.
You may like to read this speech by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on "Teachers as Role Models"
APJ Kalam on Teachers
This web sites may interest you
[On the Joys and Pains of a Lecturer]
We perform different roles in different situations. The main role of a lecturer as a teacher is to identify the new concepts convert into teaching points and see that students understand this and there will be a desirable change in their behaviors. He/she should also facilitate communication in such a way that all students are encouraged to enter into a wide debate surrounding the topic they have chosen, create a safe learning environment continually reassess, develop and change the course structure. This module elaborates on various roles and responsiblities of a PU college lecturer
This module will help you understand the roles and responsibilities of a PU Lecturer as
- An administrator
- A Practitioner
- A student motivator
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A lecturer has to perform many roles and sub roles also, in order to keep abreast with the development in the subject he/she teaches, improve upon his/her own personality and also the future of the students in choosing a suitable career.
You know that you are responsible as a lecturer to provide activities to students based on their aptitude and direct them to choose their career on the basis of their field of interests.
As a Resource Person you need to possess knowledge in respective field/subject and should possess skills to deliver it effectively in the classroom, which in turn will help to assess students abilities and planning for a successful career building.
As a Referee you should possess qualities and abilities to help settle disputes among students and colleagues as a student welfare officer and a staff collaborator.
As a Detective you should be able to track and trace the rule breakers who cause indiscipline in college and plan action to correct them.
As a Role Model you should possess following traits/qualities that students imitate #Good communication skill
- Command over language
- Subject proficiency
- Use proper Body Language
- Dress code
- Role model
- Self evaluator
- Dedication and severity towards profession
Here is a publication of the Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee which discusses the twelve roles of a lecturer in a medical college. Read it carefully and judge whether they apply to your role as a PU college lecutrer or not. Write your response along with your jusstifications and send to facilitator for feedback
Twelve Roles of a Teacher