FINDINGS from a recent Cuemath study reveal that parents across metro cities in India emphasised the importance parents today still give to one-on-one interactions between students and teachers as an essential component of their children’s education. The study was conducted over the last six months and collates the opinions of over 500 parents.
Parents believe student-teacher relationships are the biggest factors that affect student motivation and development
A major reason for the sustenance of this mode of thought, parents declared, was the knowledge that children naturally learn from one another while solving problems and working collaboratively within a shared space. Additionally, face-time with a teacher provide greater validation and encouragement than a pre-recorded video, they opined. Over 90% of the parents surveyed have stated that their children are more actively involved in evaluating problems and are more confident analysing new concepts with the presence of a teacher.
Manan Khurma, CEO, Cuemath said, “We at Cuemath believe technology cannot be the only driving factor to enhance our quality of education; it only acts as an enabler, with teachers being facilitators and students becoming the true drivers for their learning process. Hence, we need to engage them in a holistic and self-paced learning programme”.
He further added, “I have been teaching for over 15 years now and having personally taught over 10,000 children, I believe that the need to create an impactfull curriculum and introduce new ways of teaching through modern digital tools has never been greater.”
The survey also reveals that student-teacher relationships is considered amongst the biggest factors that affect student motivation and development. Every Cuemath teacher is encouraged to effectively engage students in a classroom and positively impact student learning and behaviour. The Code of conduct for the Cuemath classroom, SPACE, helps our teacher partners structure their efforts towards fulfilling their role of ensuring learning outcomes.