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Jamaica needs new teaching model

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

Having completed my adolescent education in Jamaica and subsequently moved to Canada where I completed my degree in education, I frequently reflected on my educational success in Jamaica and the failure of many of my peers.

'The teacher's way'

I came to this conclusion. I was successful because the one and only way in which the teacher taught "the teacher's way" miraculously complemented the way my brain thinks. The students who failed did so because the "teacher's way (rote)" of teaching did not complement the way their brains think.

Therefore, a more inclusive teaching model like differentiated teaching, instead of the "teacher's way" must be adopted. Students learn differently. For example, tactile, kinaesthetic, visual, social learners, to name a few.

I am, etc


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