6 Innovative Teaching Techniques in Developing Countries

6 Innovative Teaching Techniques in Developing Countries

There are many innovative techniques that can transform teaching and learning in Nigeria and other developing nations of the world. As times go on, teaching strategies and styles keep evolving. It is necessary to adopt one or two creative or innovative teaching methods to follow the trend. Knowledge, which is dynamic, could be complex and many ways are improvised or devised to impart it.

Innovative Teaching Techniques in Developing Countries

These innovative teaching techniques that can transform teaching and learning are as follows:

  1. Traditional Method

You may be wondering if the traditional teaching technique should be mentioned as an innovative technique for pedagogy? Yes, it is the basis in which other techniques can be explored properly via creativity in teaching. Here, we have the normal one-on-one tutelage, where a lecturer stands on a podium and faces students. In this method, there is a teacher-student relationship. The students are able to ask questions and answer questions and can take part by interacting with the teacher or lecturer.

  1. The Use of Projector

Students usually have a swell time in lectures when illustrated in multimedia. The use of projector is usually very significant in teaching as it enhances understanding and makes teaching simple. With the help of a projector you would not need any additional instructional aid or material as everything that is needed for teaching and learning is already embedded in the PC (personal computer) through which the projector is used.

  1. Practicals

Teachers are hereby encouraged to ensure they carry out practicals as regular as possible with their students. Students believe more in practicals as they feel very comfortable with it and they seem to understand every little detailed procedure initially explained to them in theory in the class room. With practicals, everything that looked complex seems to be softened and looks easier and solvable. With practical, everything looks real. Teachers should adapt this method for a better teaching and learning experience.

  1. Individualized Learning

Teachers should encourage individualized learning among the students. Students should carry out personal researches strictly supervised by the teacher or lecturer. The ‘A’ student tends to learn faster, mastering the basic steps from or in his discovery. Students should endeavour to study on their own to find new ideas, deliberate it among themselves and seek for superior advice or contributions from the teacher or lecturer. The learning styles seem to make knowledge obtained, internalizes and enhances individual intellectual development and bolsters the confidence of students towards academics.

  1. Social Media learning and teaching

Here, the lecturer and the students communicate through a learning platform. The lecturer logs into the platform, having notified the students earlier on when he would have a word or two with them through this platform. The students in turn would log into the same platform and type in their respective group codes having been provided to them by the lecturer on this platform.Use the only Educational Social Media for blended learning in Nigeria.

On this platform, the lecturer delivers all his materials to the students to download. Students then go ahead to study those materials and resoujourn on the platform in the next adjourned time.  The lecturer would moderate and coordinate discussions and contributions given by individual students. The lecturer can as well issue quiz on this platform with an automated countdown timer designed also in this platform for training. Give this a try using Gopius LMS and register as a Lecturer

  1. Blended learning and Teaching

Blended teaching is actually a combination or a hybrid of both the traditional method of teaching and learning and social media teaching and learning. This technique requires that the lecturer delivers lecture materials to students to download through a Learning Management System (LMS) platform. Students are asked to go ahead to study those materials. In the next adjourned time for lecturer, the lecture goes to the classroom to settle to issues concerning the subject of study. So, you see that the lecturer does his communications and gives instruction through a social media platform. Later goes to the classroom to supervise, coordinate and establish facts.

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Dr. Godwin Pius

Dr. Godwin Pius Ekpo is an academia, edtech advocate and e-learning software provider. Discovering better ways of improving teaching and learning through the right application of innovative technologies is his passion. A proud and confident teacher; a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Trainer!

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