As teahers, we are encourage to master many concept of teaching. There are so many concept underlying the teaching style. One of them is art-craft conceptions. This concept believe about the powerful teachers’ individual skill and personality. I don’t assume that this is the teaching among all, but it’s choice. So, let’s explore it! The explanations I write in the following here are based on my experience during I study and my surroundings.
According to me, in Indonesia, quality education needs quality teachers. Teachers are the facilitator in learning by using their particular approaches to the lessons and the students. The approaches teachers use extremely determine the students’ understanding. My experience, however, find that students who “dislike” either to the teachers teaching methods or to the subject causes their “ignorance”. This students’ ignorance should encourage the teachers to build up their teaching skills not only in teaching method but also knowing the students psychology to create a pleasant impression on the lesson. In addition, teachers are encouraged to develop personal approach of teaching, treat each teaching situation as unique, involve the students more active in learning activities, and make a lesson to be “FUN”. Another case I find is how the teachers face the students’ diversity in a class. We know all students have their special intelligences which are different among others and influence how they catch up the lessons. These differences also encourage the teachers to be innovative thinking, critically identify the students’ characteristic of each learning situation, be creative and bring the interactive and practical teaching.
In conclusion, art-craft conceptions are one of the most conceptions needed for Indonesia. However, other conceptions also needed to complete each other. Learning should hold the particular theory and principle and have education values. Since teaching individual skill and personality is important thing of learning, how do we (teachers) develop them?