UGC NET Study Notes on Models of Teaching

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : August 8th, 2022

Teaching Models

Teaching models are important in behaviour modification. They help the individual to learn good habits and imbibe desirable attitudes, interests and other personality characteristics. A teacher, a leader or a screen hero may work as a model for a child, and he may pick up the behavioural traits of the personality of that model.


Teaching models help to teach in the following ways:

  • By creating a favourable environmental condition for carrying out the teaching.
  • Achieving desirable teacher-pupil interaction while teaching.
  • It helps in the construction of a curriculum or contents of a course.
  • It helps in the selection of instructional tools for teaching the curriculum.
  • It guides the teacher to select the best possible teaching techniques.
  • It helps the teacher in developing strategies and methods for effective teaching.
  • It helps in creating the proper teaching environment
  • It helps in making resources of teaching to achieve the desired objective.

Characteristics of Teaching Models

  • These are patterns on plans made in advance to for the success of the teaching-learning process.
  • They have specific objective and goals and therefore differ from general teaching techniques and strategies.
  • It provides clear and specific guidelines or blueprints before achieving a specific objective.
  • Through these teaching-learning environment is controlled.
  • It helps in making a proper teaching-learning environment
  • Steps by step procedure are laid for the attainment of learning outcomes.
  • As the engineer is helped in the construction of the building by blueprint, same way models of teaching help in teaching.
  • It is crucial in saving the energy, time and efforts of the teacher and the learners by providing the best tools and resources.
  •  Models of teaching are known to serve three major functions in a given teaching-learning situation.

Fundamental Elements

  • FOCUS- It is the central and main aspect of the teaching model
  • SYNTAX- This term refers to the description of the model in the action.
  • PRINCIPLES OF REACTION- Response of Teacher should be appropriate and selective.
  • SOCIAL SYSTEM- Teacher has to deploy the different model in different circumstances.
  • APPLICATION- Use of different models is different in different circumstances. Therefore, their application also differs. Some are meant for a short lesson, some for the large, some for the both.

Types of Teaching Models


  • It refers to the way learners process the information they receive from their surroundings.
  • Some models of Teaching encourage creative thinking, hypothesis testing or concept formation or sense problems or employ verbal and non-verbal symbols.


  • It focuses on the importance of social relations and interactions.
  • Social interaction act as a mode of learning.
  • This is a student-centred approach.


  • It enhances self-esteem, self-efficacy, and understanding.
  • Every learner is unique. This model takes that into account.
  • It helps to stimulate creativity, self-expression and confidence.


  • To make students better citizens, it alters the behaviour of students.
  • This model is based on achieving predetermined and observable goals and objectives.
  • Strategies used in this are sensitization, instruction, teaching, training, etc.

Try Our Paid Course Now and get unlimited access to 6+ structured live courses and 200+ Mock tests.

We hope you all understood the Models of Teaching for Paper-1 for UGC NET Exam 2022.

Thank you,

Team BYJU'S Exam Prep


write a comment

Follow us for latest updates