ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Want Students to Learn? Be an Authentic Teacher, Say O.C. Researchers

 

Zac Johnson, assistant professor of human communication studies, and Sara LaBelle, assistant professor in communication at Chapman, found that students perceive authentic teachers as approachable, passionate, attentive, capable and knowledgeable. They regard inauthentic teachers, on the other hand, as unapproachable, lacking passion, inattentive, incapable and disrespectful.

“By teaching authentically, teachers may create more meaningful experiences and deeper learning for all students in a variety of settings and across disciplines,” according to the scholars in a study recently published in the National Communication Association’s journal, Communication Education. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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