Proposal Abstract

This session will discuss a qualitative research study design to determine the perspectives of college students when their professor attempted to make their students feel known by creating personal relationships with them. Participants included two education professors teaching three sections of the same course and their fifty students. Findings indicated that the students recognized and appreciated each professor's efforts to make them feel known by creating caring professor-student relationships. The objectives of the presentation are twofold: First, to discuss the students' reactions and the professors' implementation of specific strategies to create caring professor-student relationships, and second, to offer attendees recommendations for implementing a relational approach to teaching in the college classroom. The objectives of the presentation will be accomplished by including a PowerPoint presentation to discuss the study and engaging activities such as think-pair share to discuss how an attendee could incorporate relationship-building activities into his/her classroom.

Location

Room 2903

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 13th, 2:00 PM Mar 13th, 2:45 PM

Caring Professor-Student Relationships: Making Our Students Feel Known

Room 2903

This session will discuss a qualitative research study design to determine the perspectives of college students when their professor attempted to make their students feel known by creating personal relationships with them. Participants included two education professors teaching three sections of the same course and their fifty students. Findings indicated that the students recognized and appreciated each professor's efforts to make them feel known by creating caring professor-student relationships. The objectives of the presentation are twofold: First, to discuss the students' reactions and the professors' implementation of specific strategies to create caring professor-student relationships, and second, to offer attendees recommendations for implementing a relational approach to teaching in the college classroom. The objectives of the presentation will be accomplished by including a PowerPoint presentation to discuss the study and engaging activities such as think-pair share to discuss how an attendee could incorporate relationship-building activities into his/her classroom.