Teaching is both Art and Science

Essay by ladeeiaUniversity, Master'sA+, April 2005

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Teaching is a concept that cannot be limited to either art or science in any specific way. It is part of everyone's everyday life. The art of teaching requires a lot of diligence, and a person who teaches should enjoy and always give the best performance everyday they teach. There must also be an atmosphere that gives students a chance to be creative as well as enjoyment in being taught. Therefore everyone involved is working towards and attaining a common goal, to learn. It is both a combination of both art and science.

Teaching needs skills so does art. Skills that are involved with teaching are the learning, decision making, conceptual, as well as human relations. To perform teaching skills correctly you must have the clarity on the concept of where, why, how, and what. It is this know how and technical skills that are important to the functions and it increases efficiency.

Since teaching exists everyday, this compromises the dealing with human relations in an art, which also makes teaching too. The importance of decision-making is a very important aspect in teaching, and it can be stated as an art because it takes a lot of facts and analysis.

Teaching also requires information from many various subjects from different areas, as does art. To teach efficiently and effectively it requires information from the other fields. Information is based on the what, where, how, and when the information should be taught based on the skill level of the students, and also by using the most updated information that is available. All of this requires knowledge. Teaching also requires creativity, just as art does. The aspect of creativity is very important in teaching. A teacher must be able to think of new ways to keep the students interested...