ERIC Number: EJ857953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Do Your Students Care Whether You Care about Them?
Meyers, Steven A.
College Teaching, v57 n4 p205-210 Fall 2009
The author integrates research and theory to suggest that caring is an important dimension of effective college teaching. Despite the fact that students are acutely aware of whether their professors care about them, professors do not necessarily prioritize this aspect of teaching to the same extent. This article provides concrete suggestions about how professors can develop such rapport with their students, addresses common criticisms and concerns about professors expressing care, and offer avenues for future inquiry. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Caring, Classroom Techniques, Interpersonal Competence, College Instruction, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility, Instructional Effectiveness
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