INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES OF LEARNING COMMERCE AT HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL IN INDIA: MODALITIES AND CONSTRAINTS

Issac Paul

2(1), Jan-Feb-Mar

Abstract
The existing system of instructional practices especially the curriculum transaction of vocational orientation in our country is largely unrelated to the real life situations of students and also it operates at the lowest fling of efficiency. The investigator being a commerce teacher educator, who is familiar with the present instructional practices of commerce curriculum prevalent in different spheres, felt the need for identifying prevailing instructional practices and the practical difficulties encountered by commerce teachers for effective transaction of the curriculum. The study concluded that it is inevitable to construct a vibrant learning environment to enable the learners to discern their potentials, comprehend their physical and intellectual capabilities. Most of the practitioners aware about the major tenets of different instructional strategies but they face constraints when they put in to practice in their instructional space. The selected sample of commerce teachers and experts (98%) viewed that reification is needed in the prevailing modes of curriculum transaction in the discipline of commerce by creating innovative instructional strategies for emphasizing skill of problem solving, developing self- regulated learning skills, anchoring instruction to involve diverse life contexts, encouraging students to learn from collaborative settings etc.
Keywords: Instructional practices, commerce education, curriculum transaction

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