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Teachable Moments: A Tool for Improving Learner's Learning in Depth and Breath

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 1710-1713

Keywords : teachable moments; teaching; learning; ethical issues; intentional teacher;

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Paper attempts to bring the idea of teachable moments to be a serious part of school teaching. Teachable moments are unplanned seized opportunities for teaching important aspects related to learning contents, social and moral concepts. Author highlights why we need to tap teachable moments for the sake of exploring different dimensions of the concepts, personality development, explaining ethical and moral issues, building mental health and concept formation. Paper outlines the process of executing teachable moments in terms of finding a moment, building rapport, understanding learners point of view, presenting true perspective of the concept, clarifying the approach, evaluating another proposition with same approach and finally adding to his/her experience for further use. Finally paper ends with the characteristics of teacher who can pick up the teachable moments for advantage of learners. Paper ends with some suggestions for a teacher for using teachable moments as a strategy for learning to fullest extent.

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