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hgaed123
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should school teachers have a basic skill test every 10 years to renew their certification

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Started: 2/2/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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lahya

Pro

Day by day the field of education is getting better and better in terms of new teaching methods, technology and many other things. In this fast changing world ,teachers should keep themselves updated in order to grab the students attention and interest in the subject and thus, teachers find new ways for explaining the lesson and this will also help the students to understand lessons easily.
hgaed123

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Your point makes no sense in what you motion says. Teachers shouldn't have a basic skill test every year. What is the use? It is just like someone doing a test in year 4 for example and now they are in year 9 and they have to do that year 4 test again! There is no use for that, because they have already qualified to be a teacher.
Debate Round No. 1
lahya

Pro

Actually in the topic I mentioned every 10 years teachers should have a basic skill test. and your round 1 opinion tells me that you haven't understood the topic yet. Because according to the topic basic skill test means not only the basics of the particular subject but also includes the new teaching methods ,technology and many other new things. If I go according to you then there is no need to update our textbooks including new topics, implementation of new teaching methods etc. Now tell me weather we are using the old black board . No most of the school have moved to smart board . Like other fields even the field of education has been developed a lot over the past years. So, it is equally important for the teachers to keep themselves updated. The best way to ensure it is to implement a basic skill test.
hgaed123

Con

As I have to repeat again, why should somebody retake a test not needed when they have qualified for that thing. Teachers have been thought to teach, if they don't know how to use a blackboard which in normal circumstances in very rare, they shouldn't have a test but should show their understanding through actually teaching a basic class not as a test.

Many teachers who may not be use to the new environmental modern world are generally old due to the fact they haven't grown into the modern society, but most old teachers are retiring so new teachers with the modern understanding don't have to be tested for this.
Debate Round No. 2
lahya

Pro

If i go according to your point ,if teachers have a basic skill class instead of basic skill test ,then only few teacher will get the concept its just like u teacher teaches u something ,she or he thinks u understood it but untill and unless she or he conducts a test for u on what he or she thought u before ,after u pass the test your teacher will be able to conclude that u understood what she or he thought.

Even the concept of basic skill test is like that.
hgaed123

Con

Yes, a skill class makes more sense, again it is very rare to see a teacher that cannot use modern felicities.

You said "then only few teacher will get the concept" this doesn't make sense, because if a skill class is provided what's the need for teachers not to understand the concept. You also said:" its just like your teacher teaches you something ,she or he thinks you have understood it so makes you do that job ; e.g. well in the rules of teaching and testing anything you have been taught you shall be tested on, the teacher had already passed the test so again I see not need for another test to be conducted to test the teachers basic skills. Teachers have been interviewed by Ofsted (if you live in the UK) so if the teacher cannot teach very well something shall be done about it.

Teachers are grown adults, of corse they can make simple and basic mistakes but that doesnt mean they should have the need to have another test, expecially if they have qualified in what they are good at.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Amani-y-a-i 7 months ago
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i agree with this because all teacher should know well about basic skills in teaching. If the teacher miss something from it the students may be get law mark or get boring on classes . If this test free or something not expensive they improve our teachers to take it and to take care about it. Also if the government or principles who provide them by give them rewards , it make sense on our teachers then our schools become more confidant and build new generation with strong basics in their life .
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