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American Journal of Educational Research. 2019, 7(12), 983-988
DOI: 10.12691/education-7-12-13
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Essential Professional Qualities and Skills of an Effective and Modern Teacher

May Alashwal1,

1Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA

Pub. Date: December 27, 2019

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May Alashwal. Essential Professional Qualities and Skills of an Effective and Modern Teacher. American Journal of Educational Research. 2019; 7(12):983-988. doi: 10.12691/education-7-12-13


Identification of qualities and skills of an ideal teacher in the current modern world has been a significant concern across the globe. The reason for this assertion is that the education sector is typically associated with many advancements, such as the use of technology to educate the students. Besides, education holds a pivotal role in empowering students to be fit to handle the challenges of the world. Teachers play a significant role in empowering students. As a result, they should possess qualities and skills that will enable them to relate with the students and foster the development of social and technical skills among the students. The primary aim of this research is to identify the qualities and skills that are regarded as essential to a modern teacher. One of the key findings of this particular research is that the pedagogical knowledge, as well as the personal traits and beliefs of a teacher, are the essential factors to consider when identifying an ideal teacher. The quality of a teacher is critical in the sense that it is associated with the quality of education.

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