HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 5 no. 1 (2013)

Pedagogy of Love as Distinct Character on the Benefit of Teacher Training to Students’ Learning

Alvin O. Cayogyog

Discipline: Education



Training must serve its purpose or else it will become a waste of time, effort and money. Despite the noble purpose of training, its poor design and evaluation program oftentimes wasted its investments. This study analyzes the usefulness of teachers’ trainings via qualitative method of research. The results articulated the emerging categories of students’ personal and interpersonal learning experiences manifested in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains of learning. Several insights across these categories traced their roots to teachers’ traits and values such as the ability to explain the lesson well, motivate students, use good techniques/strategies, relate the lesson to real life situations, arouse critical thinking, patience, open-mindedness, friendliness, fairness, concerns, passion and commitment for teaching. Cases on competency-based instruction and advanced teaching-learning methods shared common traces of benefits in teachers’ training. The case on pedagogy of love emerged to have a distinct character. This study establishes the benefits of the teacher training in student learning particularly in building their character and intellectual competence – calling for a continuous strengthening of faculty development initiatives.