Study of student behaviour in Indian higher education-A broad perspective of teacher
Higher education institution is a complex network of many interpersonal relations. These relations are perceived differently by different people. But out of all, the most beautiful and sensitive relation is among teacher and student. Still it is complicated for every teacher to get intermingle with the mind of their students (super minds). Behaviour of a student is the outcomes of many factors related to environment, society as well as hereditary. The acceptable behaviour of student motivates the teacher to play array of roles in various up and down phases of any student’s life. Right behaviour of student can be gauged in different terms like sincerity, attention in classroom, timely completion of assignments, soft skills, gratitude, ethics, positive perception etc. This study is based on observation and indirect interaction of a teacher with 150 students of higher education institute striving hard to uplift the students belonging to economically weaker and socially deprived sections of the society. This article will focus on the analysis of emotional and behaviour disorder among students who are presently attending the colleges and finding out the major factors answerable for that behaviour. It is noted that the lack of morale development, short temperedness or aggressive behaviour, technological engagement, type of reinforcement, excess freedom, increasing purchasing power, effect of peer group, more comfortable life, convenience, availability of extra amenities etc are few outcomes of the study which are directly or indirectly responsible for their absurd behaviour. This study also encompasses the role of teacher, parent and friends in shaping the positive character (well-being) of the student and cultivating the student’s key competencies. Personalised efforts by teachers, individual approach, attention, control, discipline, empathy, involvement, interactions, counselling etc will be an aid in shaping their better future. Absurd behaviour leads to teacher burnout but punishments like suspensions, expulsions or prohibition is not the solution, infact it may leave students vulnerable which can escalate the problem by development of criminal attitude and anti-social behaviour in long term. Behavioural training programmes should be designed separately for urban and rural teachers keeping in mind the growing role of technology in teaching and learning.
Harshita Bhatnagar. Study of student behaviour in Indian higher education-A broad perspective of teacher. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 7, 2021, Pages 49-52