Teachers don?t motivate
TEACHERS ARE not the motivating factor for toppers and average students. Instead, it?s parents who take the honour of being the prime motivator. Friends, relatives and self-motivation too are significant. Surprisingly, teacher comes at number six in the list of motivating factors for students. So says data collected by students of the Statistics Department, Lucknow University (LU) who surveyed 162 students to explore factors behind the success of students.india Updated: Oct 11, 2006 00:56 IST
So says study by Statistics Dept students
TEACHERS ARE not the motivating factor for toppers and average students.
Instead, it’s parents who take the honour of being the prime motivator. Friends, relatives and self-motivation too are significant. Surprisingly, teacher comes at number six in the list of motivating factors for students.
So says data collected by students of the Statistics Department, Lucknow University (LU) who surveyed 162 students to explore factors behind the success of students. Of the 162 students, 79 are toppers with excellent academic record while 83 are average students scoring an aggregate between 55 per cent and 60 per cent.
Lack of interaction between teachers and students is the cause for teachers not being good motivators. The study points out that students are not satisfied with the relationship they share with teachers. The study also brings out that teachers should be more friendly with students and should try to motivate them rather than just complete the syllabus in the class.
Private tuition, yoga and meditation do not enhance performance in exams. The meritorious and average students do not consider these as performance boosters. Instead, self-study and hard work are the prime factors whose effect can be noticed on the performance. Time management is another factor that holds the key.
According to the finding of the survey, in order to perform better in higher studies, students are advised to chose subjects of their interest and study with proper time management. Good handwriting, along with proper pace of writing, provides the extra edge. Proper use of library also makes a difference in students’ performance.
Here is another finding that would bring a smile to the face of LU V-C RP Singh. About 83 pc of the students were in favour of semester system! They recommended implementation of semester system in various departments of LU.
About two-third students suggested that the student union either continues with some reforms or be dissolved.
The students have suggested a number of reforms in the examination pattern in the survey. It also suggests that students hold the view that question paper should not be too predictable and it should be more application based. Another recommendations was that courses should be uniformly distributed in different papers and units.
Unit wise monthly test must be held in each class was another finding of the survey. The course curriculum should be made in such a form that it encourages self-study rather than too hectic schedule at the university/degree colleges.
Students were of the view that Honours course should be introduced in BA and B Sc levels.
Five students of the Statistics department of LU, who carried out the survey include Ashutosh Srivastava, Dinkar Dubey, Hariom Madhava, Prasoon Verma and Shekhar Parashar under the supervision of their teacher GG Agarwal. Most of the findings and recommendations of the survey would give relief to LU officials who have been trying to enforce them for quite sometime.
First Published: Oct 11, 2006 00:56 IST