Esprit Rock

Teaching is more than conveying the subject matter

Teaching is more than conveying the subject matter, more than displaying the knowledge of the teacher. It is facilitating the confluence of leaner need and subject substance. Both learner needs and subject substance fall into three fundamental areas of life: what we think (meaningful understanding), what we value (personal convictions) and what we do (skillful behavior). That is, learner need to deepen understanding, develop appropriate values, and own skills. Subjects possess concepts and principles to be grasped, values to be embraced, and skills to be mastered. As such this thinking-feeling-doing triad incorporates the entire learning process.
The approach of educational psychology emphasizes three learning theory system (cognitive, humanistic, and behavioral) (Anthony, Christian Education, 2001, page101). These three separate the schools of thought since the 1960s and 1970s