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1.1 CONCEPT OF TEACHING

Previously, teaching meant nothing more than mere “giving information and imparting knowledge.” It was the time when teaching was regarded as a bipolar process-the teaching and the subject being its two poles. The child was altogether. ignored. No attention was given to his needs and desires. The child was a nonentity and the teacher and the subject-matter were considered more important than him. The child was measured by the adult yardstick. The subject-matter was read out, or told by the teacher and the child simply memorized it Readymade material was given to him which sapped his energies.Modern education has brought the child into limelight. He stands at the focus of the educative process. Consequently, the concept of teaching has undergone a radical change.

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