Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)
Influence of teachers position during lecturing sessions for health science students
Author(s): Dr. B Arun, Punitha Kumar RK
Abstract: Teaching can be defined as complex, multifaceted, value-laden enterprisers against the global backdrop of the knowledge society. Effective teaching and good teaching are personal matters. Effectiveness in teaching is always concerned with student as a person and his general development. The purpose of the study is to identify the teacher’s position. Descriptive study design was conducted with survey method. Study was conducted in a health science college campus; 632 students were participated in the survey. A total of 632 questionnaires were distributed, collected and taken for analysis. Questionnaires which are incomplete, not filled and not legibly marked were ruled out for the analysis, finally a total of 521 questionnaires were selected for analysis. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze these data. The results were analyzed by cross tabulation method and the result for position of the teacher during class, shows 73.70% were standing, 20.92% were sitting and 5.3 were crouching (standing to one side mostly near the laptop). Position of the teacher in which students preferred were, shows 42.61% prefers standing, 9.79% prefers sitting and 47.60% prefers moving around the class while teaching. Hence this study concludes that students like standing rather than other position and surprisingly most of the students like their teachers moving around while taking classes.