Values Teachers inculcate in Students!

17 Sep 2019 #Kids

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Education is a process of systematic learning and developing human personality in all its dimensions-intellectual, physical, social ethical and moral. Value-based education imparts roots and also gives wings to empower a nation. Values are the guiding principles of life that contribute to the all-round development of an individual. Teachers play a pivotal role in imparting education by shaping the character, caliber and future of individuals as they tackle multiple responsibilities such as being a mentor, a guardian, an instructor, a learning facilitator, a source of knowledge, and a listener. 
School breeds a conducive environment for character development and teachers are its driving force. The values that each individual imbibes must be freely chosen after considering its consequences and must be implemented and affirmed in behaviour till they become a pattern of life. Basic values need to be encouraged in classroom teaching by maintaining positive ethos guided by feelings of equality, honesty and truthfulness, self respect and self control, duty-consciousness, self-discipline, patience, kindness, gratitude, forgiveness, personal responsibility and courtesy.

Five ways of imparting values in school:

1) Teachers as role models: School children are highly impressionable and tend to be highly influenced by teachers and their teachings. Teachers’ own standards for conduct may set an example for children and help mould their behaviour. 

2) Reasoning: Students are encouraged to make spontaneously free, rational choices in classroom to explore the values that emerge when presented with value laden situations or dilemmas through readings, films, role playing, small group discussions and simulation.

3) Promote self and other awareness: Values can’t be taught in isolation but need experiences and situations in which students can reflect on their thoughts & attitudes, and translate their reflections into positive actions. 

4) Behavioural guidance: Teachers may to inculcate fair play, honesty, courage, co operation, and so on by organizing curricular and co curricular activities like drama, sports and games to appeal to the moral sense of students and foster values through guided actions. 

5) Evoke moral & value judgments: Teachers need to be considerate of the pupils’ views and correct them constructively where required. This will help foster self confidence and instill in children the ability to distinguish right from wrong. 
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-By Ms. Asmita D.