Perception of Student Teachers about Teaching Competencies
Anupama Bhargava, Dr.Minaketan Pathy
Education in its holistic approach serves many purposes. It enables a person to stretch his potentialities for welfare of self, family and society. Education enthuses the individual with responsibility of developing and sustaining a just socio-economic system, conserving and transmitting human heritage, moreover adopting a sensible and sensitive approach towards utilization of resources. These aspirations can’t be accomplished in absence of proficient educational system, especially a professionally competent teacher. Student teachers enter the initial teacher training programme with already established beliefs and value system. Their perception of teacher and teaching profession can play a significant role in developing competencies to be an adept teacher. This paper is an effort to get a glimpse of student teachers’ preferred competencies.
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