By Dr V.Chandrasekar Lecturer in Philosophy Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Autonomous) Chennai – 600 004 [email protected] 9840059071. Teacher and the Taught: Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.
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Lecturer in Philosophy
Vivekananda College (Autonomous)
Chennai – 600 004
Teacher and the Taught: Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda
Sacred duty of boys and girls – equip themselves to grow into awakened citizens
By knowing what Swami Vivekananda stood for
Asatomaa Sad gamaya
A teacher should know his subject well
He must be an efficient communicator
He must be ever ready for updating his knowledge and for upgrading his skills
He must have a real love for his subject
He must also love his students and devote time and energy for them
In addition, he must have a good personality, determination, will-power and persuasive ability and understanding of the ways of the young
TEACHER NEEDS TO FUNCTION IN AN IMPERSONAL MANNER
Inherent bond between teacher and student
a teacher should be able to combine his teaching abilities with a strict sense of governance.
A teacher should neither be lenient to the core nor be over-protective in the name of maintaining discipline.
On the capability of the student –
teacher can transmit his knowledge only to that soul who is ready to accept it.
Therefore student screening is inevitable
Requirements of a student according to Swami Vivekananda
(iv) desire for freedom and
(v) faith in the teacher as the requirements of a student.
“Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man”
Perfection takes place through the dedicated approach of the teacher plus the student’s rational understanding of the teachers’ ideas coupled with faith in the teacher