HEART OVER THE HEAD: SCIENCE TEACHERS' INFLUENCE IN DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS AMONG THEIR ADOLESCENT STUDENTS

Debjani Bhattacharya, Kaustuv Bhattacharyya, AbhijitGuha
2020 EPRA international journal of multidisciplinary research  
Self-awareness, at any stage, is very important in an individual's life as it includes the recognition of cognitive- and social-, as well as emotional intelligence within the self.This study was conducted with an aim to assess 'teaching with the head' and 'teaching with heart' which one is more powerful in developing self-awareness among their students.The descriptive survey method was used for the 405 students and 58 teachers of Kolkata (South Kolkata and North Kolkata), selected through a
more » ... ected through a random sampling technique. Two standardized questionnaires were prepared for assessing the nature of a student's self-awareness and teacher's teaching methods while t-tests were conducted to test the hypotheses. Results indicate that the methods of developing self-awareness must be influenced by the characteristics of the teaching with heart and during adolescence - students become very much aware of themselves which, in turn, emphasizes the requirement of proper development of their self-awareness. Therefore, a major contribution of this study may provide a platform to isolate some of the factors which affect the self-awareness of the adolescent students. KEYWORDS: Self-awareness, adolescent student,teaching with head,teaching with heart, science teacher.
doi:10.36713/epra5410 fatcat:qzrrfxhnwvedxhjxhm2kfixkk4