50 per cent of Indian students consider their teachers as friends
With Teacher’s Day around the corner, Brainly, the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning community, conducted a survey with 1500+ Indian students to...
Hyderabad: With Teacher's Day around the corner, Brainly, the world's largest peer-to-peer learning community, conducted a survey with 1500+ Indian students to understand their perceptions about their teachers and the value that they add to their lives. The participating students were spread across India, including those from Hyderabad.
48 per cent of Hyderabad students feel that their teachers are approachable in terms of solving doubts. When asked about how often teachers take initiative to help with doubts/problems, 37 per cent stated that they do this every day, while 29 per cent said a few times a week and 13 per cent stated that this is a once a week occurrence.
Close to 30 per cent of students stated that they consult with teachers on personal matters, and almost 50 per cent said that they view their teachers as friends.
When asked what qualities they value the most in their teachers, the highest percentage (31 per cent) of students said 'Good teaching style/methodology', followed by 'Providing knowledge beyond the curriculum' (27.4 per cent), 'Being nice to students' (16.8 per cent) and 'Helpful nature' (14.5 per cent). Additionally, 46.5 per cent of students said their teachers have helped/counselled them to choose a career path.
The respondents were also asked about what academic qualities their teachers can improve upon. A majority of students (28.3 per cent) said 'Utilising technology and social platforms', followed by 'Interpersonal skills' (27.9 per cent) and 'Interest in the subject being taught' (27.5 per cent).
Amongst the participating students, Science teachers have emerged as student favourites (30.6 per cent), followed by Math (26.4 per cent), Language (13.3 per cent) and History (12 per cent) teachers.
With an objective to understand India's education landscape better, Brainly has been conducting a series of surveys, exploring the various facets that influence students' academics and learning.
Sharing his thoughts on the focus of the survey, Michał Borkowski, CEO, Brainly said, "Teachers play a vital role in the lives of students, right from when they are toddlers, to when they reach adulthood – and sometimes even further.
They are the pillars of support and mentorship for students of all ages through some of the most crucial years of their lives. Through our research carried out for this year's 'Teacher's Day' in India, we aimed to provide deeper insight into the intricacies of a student-teacher relationship that is not just limited to students' academic pursuits but involves their personal growth on a daily basis as well."
Brainly is a global leader in online education, with over 15 million monthly active users within India alone. Equipped with its unique peer-to-peer approach, the platform serves as an additional coach for its vast student network, facilitating a deep understanding of academic subjects, along with a holistic and flexible learning experience.