There is much hue and cry these days regarding the traditional and modern ways of teaching. Some think that traditional method is the most effective one to teach children, where as others argue that modern methods of teaching should be encouraged. There is one more group of people who supports both the methods. The teaching methods walk along a long way with the advancement of time. In the ancient time, Gurukula system was prevalent in India.
In this system, the Guru or the teacher used to stay in huts in the mid of forests. There students used to spent a life of seclusion for first few years of their lives. During this period, they sharpened their expertise in different fields such as archery, philosophy, religion, and many more. As the time progresses, teaching methods also go through some transitions. The Gautam Buddha presented different system of teaching and the Mughals came up a different one. The British people revolutionized education system in the country. During the colonial rule many new methodologies were adopted to raise the standard of education in our country.
The dawn of the new era brought along with it many new innovative methods that made teaching an interesting journey. In the earlier days, teachers used to take the help of black boards to demonstrate complex geometrical diagrams to the students. This method was no doubt effective, but it also had some loopholes. It sometime becomes difficult for the students to understand things id only presented diagrammatically. Now the modern day schools make use of the smart boards and CD images so that students can have a better understanding of the things.
Whenever we think of the teachers of the earlier days, we often imagine them as people with long sticks in their hands.