Just a quick clarity on the statement "Knowledge in itself ain't enough! It takes an Educator"
I was opportune to be involved in a practical skill acquisition lesson. As an educator, I had my expectations.
The Instructor confidently manipulated the TOOL used for the training, it was so captivating. I couldn't wait to try it out - When will it be my turn oh? That was what my mind kept requesting.
My turn finally came! #Smiles
The tool was handed over to me at first, then I thought; 'Is this right? I kept quiet and watched
Then I began to manipulate it, trying to deploy it the same way the instructor did. I kept failing and the instructor kept on watching and giving comments. Though knowledgeable, he wasn't effective at communicating what he knew. (I found it hard)
So I thought - It takes an educator to communicate the realities/ principles that governs manipulating this TOOL. There are diverse concepts to be followed and available for use, in communicating knowledge. Educators knows this... So I thought within myself as an Educator - This TOOL can be conceptualised. (Conceptualisation is a step in Curriculum development) One can build a theory around it first of all, with definitions, components and functions, usage guide etc
When the learners come to a PROPER UNDERSTANDING of this TOOL, then it will be greatly appreciated and much more easier to manipulate. Its Fun, using something, one is already familiar with, unlike my condition in class that day. An educator will apply diverse principles in communicating knowledge, he/ she will also consider external factors - like Age, Individual difference, teaching methods, Scheme of work etc
So it takes more than knowledge to be an effective communicator of knowledge. It takes an Educator. Being an educator can be a gift, or an acquired skill. (It takes an Educator, to effectively communicate Knowledge)
Educating is a skill and I am proud to be one
Thanks for reading!!!
Best T Foundations first educating principle:
Knowledge transmitted must be FUN to learners
We empower with knowledge
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