Teaching As an “Act of Love” by Applying Non-traditional Teaching-Learning Methods in Virtual Environments
AbstractIn the following essay, the concept of “teaching as an act of love” in virtual environments is explained. This essay describes some non-traditional teaching-learning methods and their incorporation in virtual courses. The objective of this essay is to help teachers create more effective virtual environments using non-traditional teaching-learning methods that, in turn, promote teaching as an “act of love.” Teaching as an “act of love” implies that teachers incorporate these non-traditional teaching-learning methods in virtual environments, focusing their efforts on knowing their students and their needs. Critical and constructivist theories of education will be discussed to understand how to adapt these methods to virtual environments. Among the non-traditional teaching-learning methods mentioned in the essay are the following: learning by the association of experiences, learning by discovery, constructivist learning, and cooperative learning among others.
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