Volume : 5, Issue : 9, SEP 2019

SOCIAL COMPETENCE OF PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS – AN IMPERATIVE SKILL FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING

MRS.A.VINOTHINI SYLVIA, DR.M.MARIA SAROJA

Abstract

Teachers with high levels of social competence are better able to develop and manage nurturing relationships with their students, manage behavior in their classrooms, serve as behavioral role models for children and regulate their own emotions, protecting themselves and their students from burnout. This study is an attempt to study the social competence of prospective teachers who are the future teachers responsible for creating a better citizens of the society. The study revealed that the social competence of prospective teachers was average, hence suggested a few measures to develop the social competence of prospective teachers to enhance effective teaching.

Keywords

SOCIAL COMPETENCE, PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS, EFFECTIVE TEACHING, IMPERATIVE.

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