TOPIC: First of all chose an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person or event from the list below and write your reflections on the topic chosen. Eddie Mabo Destiny Deacon Ken Thaiday William Cooper Bill Ferguson Pat O’Shane Kath Walker Archie Roach Charles Perkins Banjo Clarke The Aboriginal Day of Mourning The Apology by Kevin Rudd The Redfern Address The Mabo Decision The Woodward Report However, standard academic style is recommended. Use at least four references in your essay. The references can be books, catalogues, Court proceedings, government reports, internet addresses, Hansard, newspapers or any other sources as long as you have referenced them correctly.
Place of the child in teaching-learning: According to this approach student plays a central role in whole teaching-learning process. This approach believes in child-centred-education. This approach, considers that we should first understand the needs, interests, abilities, age level, attitudes, aptitude of students then try to organize teaching learning process according to these. It emphasizes on reach, touch and teaches the child according to his nature, and interests. All teaching material and its process must be related to individual characteristics of students. 2. Emphasis on individuality: According to this approach every individual has his own individuality. Teacher should respect and develop this individuality through education. Individual differences should be respected and internal virtues of individual be developed. Teacher should understand this individuality and organize his/her teaching-learning process according to this individuality. 3. Understanding the child: According to this approach, we should understand the child first of all, and then teach him. We, as a teacher, should know our students, their interest, personality, capabilities and background environment and use teaching methods and content accordingly. Because this approach believes in student centred education so before teaching, a teacher should understand students thoroughly. 4. Method of teaching: In this approach teacher should use methods of teaching which are based on psychological principles. Teacher should not use teacher centeredness and traditional methods of teaching in it. Teacher should emphasize on active learning which could consider the learner. Teacher should use the methods which could teach according to needs, interests, abilities and attitudes of learners. Learner’s readiness, mental set and motivation are considered as basis for deciding the method of teaching to be used. So teacher should use learner centred innovative methods of teaching. 5. Discipline: Teacher should not force student to be disciplined. He/she should encourage self discipline and self-control among students. Students should be given the responsibility of to be disciplined. 6. Place and role of the teacher: According to this approach student plays a central role in teaching learning process. Teacher acts as a guide, friend or helper of the students. Students should freedom to develop and make progress according to their own pace, needs and interests. Teacher should be considered as the milestone in the journey of total >