International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Teacher Models Compared and Contrasted: A Matter of Educated as in Well-Read, or is it a Question of Being Competent, or Aware?
Giuliano Franceschini, PhD

The article addresses the question of the teacher's competences from different points of view: historical, epistemological, didactic. The purpose is to resolve the relationship between competence and awareness, utility and desirability. Indeed, the contemporary teacher risks dissolving into a multiplicity of skills. For this reason it is necessary a theoretical, historical and operational reflection on the unity of the teaching function. A solid and unitary professional profile of the teacher may be more appropriate to address the educational problems of the school. The inclusive and conscious teacher seems more suitable to understand the needs of contemporary students, to work in groups, to relate to the families of the students. Culture, awareness, methodological competence is the three key concepts around which the article develops.

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