A thoughtfully developed pedagogy improves the quality of teaching. It makes the student more receptive during learning sessions. Consequently, this improves the student’s level of participation in the teaching-learning process.
A competent teacher keeps the students motivated, interested and eager to learn. Also, such an instructor employs a judicious blend of skills, abilities and knowledge.
An idea about the students’ learning styles helps instructors adopt the appropriate pedagogical approach. Also, a pedagogical approach that complements students’ learning styles helps accelerate the learning process. It keeps students motivated and interested in learning.
The field of study also influences the choice of pedagogy. For instance, physics requires a balance of theory and laboratory sessions. Political science, on the other hand, does not need laboratory sessions. Architecture requires field visits, besides theory and laboratory sessions.
Projectors, virtual laboratories, etc. help widen the scope of the teaching-learning process. Such educational resources keep the learning sessions alive and students engaged.
The policies of an education system, curriculum standards, etc. also influence the pedagogical approach. For instance, an exam that tests the ability of a student to memorize and recall facts discourages the instructor to employ a pedagogy that develops higher order thinking.
This approach puts the student at the center of the learning process. The student develops new ideas and concepts on the basis of their existing and past knowledge. The instructor merely facilitates the process by developing activities. Students discover and learn by solving problems. Learning might happen at a slower pace owing to limited conversations between the student and instructor.