While some students prefer
lectures where the professors do all of the talking, other students like to
participate in the discussion. The latter is commendable. When students are
allowed to speak, they become better communicators as well as become more
interested in the topic.
Students who are encouraged to
speak in class learn how to express their selves verbally. Students who possess
strong communication skills are making it big in interviews and perform better
when dealing with clients or customers. As we are all aware of, the employment
industry often requires people with good communication skills. These people
appear to be more confident as well.
Passive form of educating
students is not that common these days. This method is existent in conservative
countries only. This does not polish students well. It looks like they appear
to be absorbers only. Communication is a two-way process and it is the best
form of education. Could we call it communication when the receivers do not
even have the chance to give feedbacks?
Talking in class help students to
stay focused and interested. Students are more concerned because they
anticipate being asked to answer. Each would love to be heard and listened to
as they actively participate in the discussion. The class will not only be
interesting but also practical for everyday life.
Evaluation is a process of
measuring what has the students learned. How could an instructor evaluate his
or her students when he or she is the only one talking? Paper and pencil tests
are also forms of evaluation but they are not complete at all. There are a lot
of evaluation types needed in order to come up with the most reliable source.
Evaluation is important because
it will give answers to the following questions: Were the objectives of the
lesson or chapter achieved? Was the teacher effective? Did the students learn
what they needed to?
The active way of teaching has
kept the most literate countries move fast when it comes to their educational
system improvement. Education is important for a country to keep it tall
against these challenging times. Having uneducated people is the worst
liability a country could have. The economy is also affected by the degree of
education it has.
In the end, tall buildings could
not substitute the people’s mind. As a person explores life, he will need the
tool of communication. Being silent is necessary sometimes but keeping one’s
mouth all the time is almost next to ignorance and selfishness.