The Role of the Student-Teacher Relationship in the Lives of Students at University Level [chapter]

Dragica Žugić
2020 Примењена лингвистика данас  
Holistic approach to education points out the importance of the affective and inter-relational qualities of the students and teachers (Cunningham, 2001; Gibbs, 2006) . In the modern classroom, both teachers and students represent the main actors in the process of education and conversations about education always include remarks, anecdotes or stories about particular teacher-student relationships. The influence of the teacher-student relationship correlates with three different spheres of the
more » ... udent: their character, knowledge and understandings, and skills, or, as Palmer (1997) described, the student's "head, heart and hands". The purpose of this article is to explore the role of the student-teacher relationship from the perspective of students at university level. Quantitative data were collected through the ClassMaps Survey (CMS) and analyzed for themes in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and importance of the student-teacher relationship in the lives of students at university level. These themes comprised the following characteristics: a sense of humor; constant help; active listening; value for the group as well as the individual; the inclusion of games for learning; and the use of spoken and written encouragement. In addition to setting the objectives for teachers, these themes may also be used to help H&R administrators to choose teachers more effectively.
doi:10.18485/dpls_pld.2020.6.ch8 fatcat:ngb222aatvcsrd6vhsjipa4lni