Extra-curricular activities and their impact on teacher-student relationships

Francis, Michael (2018) Extra-curricular activities and their impact on teacher-student relationships. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether participating in extra-curricular activities with students impacted the teacher-student relationship in the classroom. Ten students and five teachers were interviewed. All 15 participants were either in grades 8 or 9, or a teacher of those grades. The results of this study show that participation in extracurricular activities has a profound impact on the teacher-student relationship in the classroom. Students and teachers alike reported positive experiences leading to an increased personal bond between student and teacher. Students reported a genuine appreciation for their teachers who volunteer their time to offer extra-curricular activities within their school. The increased time spent together outside of the classroom creates a stronger relationship characterized by a stronger sense of trust and higher levels of student motivation in the classroom.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/13569
Item ID: 13569
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-109).
Keywords: Extra-Curricular Activities, Teacher-Student Relationships, Relationships, Extra-Curricular
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: August 2018
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Student activities; Teacher-student relationships--Psychological aspects.

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