Today’s education aims to empower young generation to develop their potential as individuals and to make them responsible for decisions making for the 21st century. Today we needs youth who are flexible, innovative, and proactive –they can solve problems, make decisions, think vitally, communicate ideas effectively and work efficiently as individual as well as within groups. It is now widely accepted that young people need to have opportunities to develop personal capabilities and effective soft skills as part of their well-rounded development. The ‘knowing of knowledge’ is not enough to teach in the classroom. The power of three will offer teachers the opportunity to develop their pupils’ skills and capabilities parallel with knowledge and understanding. It is hoped that this approach will actively engage students in their learning, making the learning more relevant, enjoyable and motivational experience. Furthermore, teachers will have opportunities to develop their own skills as creative curriculum developers. The Power of Three’ concept is not to be an ultimate resource, but one which provides practical advice to teachers on various of methods which they may wish to incorporate into their daily learning and teaching process. It is hoped that teachers will find it a helpful tool in planning and creating an interesting, inspiring, challenging and focused environment for both their students and themselves.
II. WHAT DOES ‘THE POWER OF THREE’ MEAN?
The teaching has changed dramatically over the last few years. A new generation has entered teaching; a generation has different expectations than earlier generations. Many of these teachers look to teaching with enthusiasm that will enable them to assume new leadership roles without leaving teaching. Teacher’s teaching methods and teacher accountability for student achievement have become “sizzling topics” in education. It is a complicated, exciting for teachers. Centra
(1993), defines effective teaching as “that which produces beneficial and purposeful student learning through the use of appropriate procedures” (p. 42). Braskamp and Ory, (1994, p. 40) include teaching and learning in their definition, defining effective teaching as the “creation of situations in which appropriate learning occurs; shaping those situations is what successful teachers have learned to do effectively”. The power of three method may help to establish new routes for teaching; emphasizing on content knowledge, teacher’s role – as a facilitator and technology.
III.THE POWER OF CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
The importance of subject knowledge in the preparation of teaching activities is clearly recognized (Ball, Lubienski & Mewborn, 2001). If we assume teaching as an exchange of knowledge, teacher’s understanding of a topic is essential in designing and tailoring the idea when presented in a classroom. Teaching is for meaning and understanding of subject knowledge and learning process, both are two sides of the same coin. As such...