Teaching

  • Elaine Lynne La Monica
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Abstract

All managers and leaders are teachers. The purpose of teaching is to facilitate learning in another person. Learning is an intrinsic experience for the receiver. It denotes an integration of knowledge, attitudes, and experience in a person’s past and present (La Monica, 1985). When someone learns, change occurs in that individual. The manager’s primary goal is motivating others to accomplish goals. Managers should constantly be developing strategies to change what people would normally do if uninfluenced to what they need to do to accomplish the goals of an organization. To effect this change, followers must learn what the task requires; managers must facilitate this learning by teaching. Being a teacher is a subrole of being a manager. The intent of a teacher is to facilitate learning. The focus of this chapter is to discuss the teaching methods and processes that are available to managers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine Lynne La Monica
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  1. 1.Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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