Importance of ‘Imparting Different Levels of Knowledge and Skills through Tutorial Mode’

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A.V. Sekhar, Dr. M. Chandrika V Unni, P.S. Prathibha, Iyswarya Raghavi P


It is the experience of the authors and also of others undoubtedly that for any learning - the attainment of knowledge and skills are of different levels. Though the terms - Knowledge and skills are used with different connotations, they are of different levels for working to bring about different levels of outcomes using them. The paper is more on an exploratory study to bring about clarity on different levels of knowledge and skills and their usage to attain different levels of results. In-depth study reveals that levels of knowledge and skills have to be progressively higher for attaining higher level of knowledge and skills. So for such attainment, the inputs also have to be different, time consuming and involving different types of activities with the correspondingly different supportive components helping such activities. Tutorials are the coaching activities involving time, material, coaching methodologies using multi-contextual anecdotes as references, which result in attainment of higher levels of knowledge and skills. The paper also highlights on why and how Tutorial methodology becomes essential to enable progressively higher level of attainment of knowledge and skills to meet the needs required at higher and higher levels of learning stages. Going by the different levels of knowledge and skills attainable, different tutorial models for different levels of attainment are suggested.

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