Teacher and student interactions in the first year of university
Claudia A Rivera Munoz, Chi Baik, Jason M Lodge
JOURNAL OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019
The first year of university is often considered challenging and difficult for students who are adjusting to different academic and social demands. In this context, teacher-student interactions can play a crucial role in fostering student motivation, engagement in learning, a sense of belonging to the university and academic persistence. Although the benefits of teacher-student interactions have been researched, to date few studies have examined in-depth the characteristics, role and value of these interactions from students’ perspectives in the Australian higher education context. Through semi-structured interviews, this study investigated the experiences of 21 undergraduate students who re..View full abstract
The authors would like to express their gratitude to the University of Melbourne and the Graduate School of Education for funding the Master's studies through the Melbourne Research Scholarship.