HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 1 no. 2 (1965)

Professional Potentials of the Teacher

Brother Augustine Philip

Discipline: Education



Professional connotes expertness, thoroughly qualified, distinguished performance and a mastery that the amateur never tires of ambitioning. But profession in its splendid applications refers to the ministry of one person to another, promoting the well-being in various essentials of person in others' entity. So the physician applies his science to restore the physically and mentally ill to sound health. The surgeon resections organs of the body, excises obstructions, aligns bones etc. to give nature a new approximation to total functioning. The priest bestows the sanctifying sacraments to meet human needs and conditions.

The lawyer seeks to protect the rights of a person before the law. The teacher spins the lines of communication between mind and mind: his own mind to that of the students, students with their forebears through books and documentaries, and students with students as well as with other contemporaries.