The students outlined the main features of an ideal teacher

The students outlined the main features of an ideal teacher

SPBU scientists found out how the students see the ideal teacher. In a large-scale study involved about three thousand high school students from 50 regions of the country.

The scientists asked the children to answer questions about who they entrust with their education. The result was “portrait of a teacher”.

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The teacher, according to students, needs to be able to convince and clear to explain the material (this kind of response is that 91 percent of respondents). In addition, students are attracted to people with a sense of humor (66 percent) and teachers who treat all fairly, objectively assess the student outcomes assessment and argue without emotion (this was important to 66 percent of respondents).

The problem is that these qualities remain in the shadows of basic pedagogic education and even the training system. Mostly students-teachers are taught how to carry out the traditional lesson, says study co-author, associate Professor of St. Petersburg state University Leonid Ilyushin. — However, almost 70 percent of adolescents believe that the activities that they choose themselves, giving them more than the required lessons. And we are not talking about slabostyami the students, and those who have serious ambitions in terms of training.

In addition, experts say that Teens are increasingly trying to make their education more effective. Think about what they learn why do homework.

Children in school often say that knowledge will help them in the future: mid-term test, exam, in adult life. Thus, some teachers devalue the present moment, the momentary. The child no longer lives in the here and now, he’s waiting for something — in this the vulnerability of the entire system of school education.Anastasia Abelskiver studies, associate Professor, SPSU

Experts believe that due to strong pressure from the adults to the end of school, many adolescents increasingly feel the “school fatigue”: they avoid intellectual stress and cognitive activity.