Teaching is the passing of knowledge and experience from oneself to another. It has been around since the dawn of time and exists in all environments from Polar Bears teaching their cubs to hunt, to parents encouraging their children’s first steps to Teachers in a classroom teaching a range of topics from ABC or further education such as teaching the importance of Brand Equity in Marketing or String Theory in Particle Physics.
Teaching and passing on knowledge is an essential part of nature that not only ensures the survival and growth of a species but also helps evolve and challenge where we are and importantly how can we improve.
This is why teaching is such an important role in society as the learning of an individual never ceases. As soon as we are born we are always learning from walking and talking to reading and writing all the through your life to learning how to drive and all the training you receive in your jobs.
That being said the most intensive learning periods a person will ever go through is when they are young, which is why so many books, theories and ideas have been created to enhance and improve on what is already there and test the limits of what we know.
The new theories and ideas are part of our learning and the way we are taught; we are driven to improve on what is already in place which is why our thinking and therefore what we teach is always be challenged, changed and improved upon – from the days of being taught in Latin and in dull, dreary classrooms to vibrant more colour and new technology classrooms and teaching environments. If we did not challenge how we were taught and how achievable things were, we would never have evolved as a society to where we are at now. For example in 1912 there were very few working planes in existence; however by 1970 the human race had not only gone into space but had stepped on the moon.
What we are taught and how is it taught to us is always changing with varying results but always intending to get the best out of us. Which is why at Stonebridge we have so many different Education and Teaching Courses; from Teaching Assistants in a structured Classroom role, to additional courses from helping with Exam Preparation to techniques of providing learning through Playwork.
In addition to these courses, we also have as this month’s Course of the Month Child Care and Education which is based around looking after and working with young children in a range of environments.