Teaching is a very creative Art. The Teacher has a vast influence on the students. He is the creator of character and mould the mind of the pupil. It is He who stands as the model creator of the society and all these needs of practicing magical ability and innovative method of application capability in a person.
So, should the Teacher not be a creative person?
Yes, off course; He ought to be a very creative person who is capable to apply the creative methods of Teaching. The method of teaching should be applicable according to the age group of the students of the modern era. The area of operation is also very important.
The infants observe their mentor and parents minutely and try to ape them. In such case the Teacher should be very alert in his/her behavioural attitude. The dramatic form of teaching, a good story and the telling capabilities make the primary students joyful and learning a fun.
In Bhutan, about twenty-five years ago they use to follow NAPE system of imparting education to the small children. It is the form of education imparting co-related to the nature. Bhutan is a country with adundance proximity to the nature and since foreigners were not very much encouraged there at that time; the country was at that time was much less ecologically challenged. Natural resources were abundant and the proximity to nature was easy.
Moreover, being a country with steep hills the landscape was picturesque and more in rurality. The students were taken in open, out of the four walls of the classroom and directly made available to the nature to teach Geography or Science. The sun for example appears directly in front of them. The trees are felt, seen and observed instantly. The winds felt and heard, the rainfall viewed and perceived. The small students absorb and learn fast and easily with fun rather than the teacher teach the same theoretically or with artificial preparation. The small children grow up with the knowledge along with the nature in raw form – God’s original magnificent creative creation. Can such education imparting be ever debated?
There is a place called TALA in Bhutan. It is in the lower hills stepping down into the valley below. Looking down from the bungalow, I could view many villages with steps climbing high to walk to the top hill where the school building exists. It rains here all round the year like Cherrapunji of India. You make foot steps to climb high to the school building, now; minutes later the rain washes them all. Again you need to erect the steps with high voltage patience. The Foreign Volunteer Teachers working in this country really teaches the art of developing the sense of patience in you. You become calm with practice. It acts as a Meditation. Your immune system learns to keep you in Tolerance. The shadow of this art of practice of the teachers falls upon the small kids and they become self-reliant and gets tuned to patience. Again, can this creativity be debated at all?
Thus, Creative Method of teaching should be encouraged and appreciated to bring about overall progress among the students to make them future leaders because they are the asset of the country!