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Lived Experiences of Instructors in College of Business and Management: A Non- Teacher by Profession

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.3, No. 3)

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Page : 349-354

Keywords : lived experience; instructors; non-teachers; teaching strategies; challenges;

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The forerunners and the backbone of the academe are the ones who understand his/ her own passion in the teaching practice. The instructors who did the dirty jobs in the classrooms and who fosters the modest means of living, live-up to the dynamism of the educational system, honing his/ her own skills by teaching and learning- the non-teachers by profession; but, by accident become a teacher in the classroom of entrepreneurs and hoteliers in the College of Business and Management of Surigao del Sur State University. The phenomenological study is used to examine the preparedness of the teachers in the teaching job, identify the teaching strategies commonly used to teach the course and point out the current burden encountered in terms of work, students, colleagues and superior. This paper analyzes the common themes and implications of the lived experiences of the instructors. It highlights the following themes: varying level of preparedness, the simulation and demonstration, lecture and discussion and reporting method are commonly used as classroom strategies. The challenges and burden encountered by the instructors: teaching profession is full of challenges, in work, kind of students, individual difference and background of the colleagues and autocratic and traditional leadership style of superiors. The results entail future endeavors for seminars on teaching strategies, and seminars on coping with stress in the workplace, as such, develop healthy life style and ensure efficient and effective instructors in the College of Business and Management.

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