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  1. THE CRAFT OF TEACHING Prof Madya Haji Mak Som Sarakan

  2. THE REALITY OF TEACHING • Teaching is a craft • Analogous to golf • No one best way of teaching • Eclectic

  3. STUDENTS IN UiTM • In schools ~ mandated learners • In UiTM ~ they applied to study • Rejected ~ they appealed • Thus, discipline is not a problem

  4. VIS-À-VIS OTHER PROFESSIONS • Lawyers ~ Chambering • PTD Officers ~ INTAN • Doctors ~ Housemanship • Lecturers ~ ? ‘Unqualified Teachers’

  5. BASIC TRAITS OF A LECTURER • Eager for constant upgrading • Being ‘superhuman’ • No resting on laurels • Possess intense interest in teaching

  6. FIRST MEETING WITH STUDENTS • A lecturer must introduce himself at the beginning of the semester • Establish bond • No more strangers • Make them feel at home

  7. RULES AND OBJECTIVES • Rules and regulations • Maintain harmony in the classroom • Your expectations • Objectives of your course

  8. THE PLAYGROUNDS • Lawyers ~ Courts • Diplomats ~ Meetings • Engineers ~ Construction Sites • Lecturers ~ Classrooms

  9. CLASSROOMS • Central to formal higher education • A gathering place for a specific activity at a specific time • Physical outlook needs to be attractive • Spiritually conducive to learning

  10. BASIC KNOWLEDGE A LECTURER SHOULD HAVE • Philosophy ~ Epistemology • Psychology~ Empiricism, Rationalism • Empiricism ~ Behaviorism • Rationalism ~ Cognitivism

  11. MAKING CLASSROOMS WORK Period of settling in Briefing of topics to be discussed Background information Core facts

  12. BASIC KNOWLEDGE • Three Domains of Learning: • Cognitive ~ what we know or think • Psychomotor ~ what we do physically • Affective ~ what we feel or what attitudes we have

  13. MODES OF IMPARTING KNOWLEDGE • Lectures • Discussions • Seminars, Tutorials, Advising, and Mentoring • Group work

  14. LEARNING THEORIES • Behaviorism ~ Based on observable changes in behaviour ~ Pavlov, Thorndike,Watson,Skinner • Cognitivism ~ Based on the thought behind the behaviour ~Jean Piaget, Bruner • Constructivism ~ Based on the premise that we all construct our own perspective of the world, through individual experiences and schema ~ Bartlett

  15. CORE OF TEACHING • Well-pepared • Voice ~ crescendo vs staccato • Effective boardwork • Knowledge of new technology

  16. QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE LECTURER • Knowledgeable • Caring • A leader • An actor/actress • Proud of the job • Healthy • Smartly dressed

  17. QUOTATIONS • A leader must lead, must lead firmly, have firm convictions, and see that those convictions are reflected in every piece of policy. (Lady Margaret Thatcher)

  18. It appears that we have now come a full circle, government servants should no longer expect a second career when they retire except perhaps doing voluntary and charitable work. And what about respect? Only school teachers (and lecturers) seem to command eternal respect from their past pupils (students) even if the pupil (student) has become a prime minister. Justice Harun Hashim, NST 30~11~95

  19. CIRI-CIRI KHAS PENSYARAH UiTM • Sedia berkhidmat, bukan sahaja bekerja • Fahami budaya kerja di UiTM • Tidak mudah merajuk • Tidak menolak tugas • Memberi kerjasama kepada pihak pengurusan

  20. TERIMA KASIH