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Exploring “Meka's method” to achieve effective teaching and training outcomes

Rao M.S. (Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India, Hyderabad, India)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 2 September 2013

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore Meka's method – an innovative teaching and training tool to teach and train students and trainees effectively to achieve desired teaching and training takeaways.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology is gleaned from the author's 31 years of practical experience in industry, teaching, training, research and consultancy. It places emphasis on the need to take feedback from students through their body language and mould their teaching style accordingly during the teaching session to create a compatibility and chemistry with the students. It explains humor quotient and elaborates Just a minute (JAM) session. It enlightens 80:20 teaching based on Pareto's Principle.

Findings

The paper unveils tools to inspire students and unfolds teaching techniques. It implores teachers to unlearn, relearn and learn to remain relevant and competent in the current context.

Research limitations/implications

Qualitative/action research inevitably needs to be backed up by more formal research into the topic. This paper offers an agenda for action and further qualitative/quantitative research in teaching and training methodologies.

Practical implications

The tool can be applied in teaching and training sessions. It enables improvement of training and teaching pedagogy. It is transferable wholly or partially to educational institutions and organizations.

Social implications

This innovative teaching and training tool is essential for teachers and trainers to bring out the behavioral changes among the audiences and impact the society as a whole.

Originality/value

The article offers a unique concept to add value to teaching and training so as to benefit students and participants with the help of a diagram.

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Acknowledgements

The author thanks his two sons – Meka Ganesh Sai and Meka Ramakrishna Sayee – for their contribution to this innovative teaching tool – Meka's method.

Citation

Rao, M.S. (2013), "Exploring “Meka's method” to achieve effective teaching and training outcomes", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 45 No. 6, pp. 362-368. https://doi.org/10.1108/ICT-02-2013-0009

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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