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Is Teaching an Art or a Science?

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The question which is “Is Teaching an Art or a Science?” seemed controversial to us. We decided to answer the issue as a group.

TEACHING IS A SCIENCE BECAUSE…

Teaching science is gathering information based on the information and improving educational practices. You can view the collection of information on three levels. To be able to teach it, the most basic set of information would be to acquire knowledge in one’s subject area. There’s nothing to teach without it. Furthermore, the scientific base for teachers is mainly founded in the social sciences and research in psychological, sociological, and speech communication disciplines on learning. As Solomon (1978) states, there is a “scientific basis for the art of teaching.” Specifically, the “knowledge” in social science is increasing, changing and undergoing correction, as in physical science, and is open to new results. This information offers an opportunity for us to impact the teaching…

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