Teaching is the process of making others learn. It is of two types that includes the formal learning and the informal learning. Both the formal as well as the informal teaching are the communication process where the teacher shares the information and knowledge to the learners. But there is much difference in between the formal and the informal teaching methods. The formal teaching is mainly limited to the class rooms. On the other hand, the informal teaching are much beyond the boundaries of the classroom and can be facilitated anywhere.
In the formal teaching, there is need for following many kinds of rules and regulation. Also, the formal education requires following of certain standards as stated by the education system. On the other hand, the information education do not involves any kind of rules regulations, and standards. It is simpler process with teacher, learner, and sharing of the knowledge.
The formal teaching is facilitated by the professional and well qualified teacher only. While on the other hand, the informal teaching do not requires the well qualified teacher with the license. Also, the formal learning is mainly one way learning where the professional and licensed teacher teaches the new concepts and knowledge to the student. But, in the informal education, the teacher many times shares their new concepts and many time gains the concepts from others as well. The teachers are not always teachers in the informal teaching. Many time teacher skilled in one particular topic become learner in order for gaining information and knowledge associated with other topics.
Limited to Class room boundaries
Not limited to the class room boundaries
More rules and regulations
No certain rules and regulations
Need to follow the standards
No such standards
One way teaching
Two way teaching
Time boundation, can be facilitated in classroom hours
No time boundation
Facilitated by qualified and licensed professionals
Qualified teacher is not necessary
Teacher is always teacher
Teacher can be learner
Functions of Teaching Process
The functions of the teaching process involves diagnosis the gap, teaching for filling the gap, and then the evaluation of the learner. The functions of teaching are as follow:
This is the first step where the teacher should identify what is needed to be teaching to the student. It involves testing of the learner in order for gaining how much they are knowing already and what to be taught.
This is the primary function of the teaching practice where the teacher teaches the students in order for gaining and learning them new concepts as well as new skills.
This is the last but not least step in the teaching practices. Though this step is generally avoided in the informal teaching, but is considered to be most crucial in the formal teaching practices. It involves evaluating the learner that what they have gained after the teaching process.
Relationship Between Teaching Practices and Learning Practices