ERIC Number: EJ784816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 33
Working Alliances in College Classrooms
Meyers, Steven A.
Teaching of Psychology, v35 n1 p29-32 Jan 2008
I explain how professors can establish working alliances with students to cultivate a climate conducive to learning. This process involves (a) attending to the emotional bonds that exist in the college classroom, (b) developing shared educational goals and tasks to promote a common sense of purpose, and (c) addressing classroom conflict to repair disruptions in social relationships. I also describe how working alliance theory extends our knowledge and practice of effective teaching.
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Emotional Response, Interpersonal Relationship, Goal Orientation, Conflict Resolution, Student Behavior, College Faculty, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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