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The Roles of the Teacher
Transcript of The Roles of the Teacher
"...part taken by a participant in any act of communication"
(Ellis and McClintock. 1990)
Roles reflecting institutional factors
Private (non-traditional) institution
Senior teachers make key decisions.
Little monitoring of what is taught, and how is taught.
Switching roles (leader, follower).
Shared responsibility of decisions on curriculum courses.
Applied Linguistics Department of PUCMM
Roles reflecting a teaching approach
Communicative Language Teaching
Structures the learning environment.
Stimulates language use.
Coordinates group activities.
Facilitates communication process.
Acts as an independent member of the learning group.
Researcher and Learner (Breen and Candlin, 1980:99)
Total Physical Response
The teacher is:
A non-verbal model.
Roles reflecting a personal view of teaching
Roles overlap. You cannot be all things to all people. Roles change during the lessons.
*Can you think of some teachers who have played some of the roles mentioned above?
*How have the teachers' roles helped you to be successful in your learning?
*For homework, you will prepare a five-minute session, teaching the class something. Play one to three of the roles of a teacher.