Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)
The use of innovative strategies to enhance quality of classroom interaction
Author(s): Poonam, Sarita
Abstract: In any formal education system, Classroom is a built atmosphere where formal learning process takes place. It is an important environment where students and teachers, students and their peer groups come into contact to share information in their quest for knowledge. This relates to Classroom interaction. This interaction involves reciprocal actions that take place in a room between the teacher and the students. This implies that the teacher formally instructs the students, while the students react in response to the teacher’s instruction. Classroom interaction is based on content knowledge of teacher and it develops communication skill of students. With the advancement of technology and impact of globalization, traditional, outdated, rigid and stereotyped method of classroom interaction replaced new, flexible, innovative, forward looking and research oriented method such as constructivism, cooperative learning, think pair share, flipped classroom and smart classroom. In comparison to the conventional way of classroom- interaction, these techniques create a borderless classroom which enables the students to freely explore knowledge without limit or boundary. In today’s classroom, students play an active role in their learning and demand to introduce new ideas and practices in classroom Interaction and other curricular and co-curricular activities. Hence, teachers need to respect innovations as well and promote innovative method in classroom interaction. The main purpose of this research paper is to bring qualitative improvement in classroom interaction. This conceptual paper is designed to elicit discussion on new ideas and innovative strategies of classroom interaction.