TOUCH DILEMMA IN TEACHER-STUDENT COMMUNICATION
ÖĞRETMEN-ÖĞRENCİ İLETİŞİMİNDE DOKUNMA İKİLEMİ

Author : YÜKSEL DEMİREL
Number of pages : 20-35

Abstract

Touch, which is an important form of communication, is a very different requirement that cannot be compared with other forms of communication and plays an important role in the healthy development of individuals. Studies; has shown that touching helps students improve classroom performance and behave positively, especially in the context of education. However, the meanings, interpretations, reactions and taboo surrounding the touch has been caused limited research in the school environment. Current studies of physical contact or touch; It has shown that its form, duration, rationale, and context in which it takes place can affect the way it is interpreted. Today, it is necessary to show sensitivity to the subject since the problems experienced in the teacher-student relationship are expressed in the context of physical contact and are experienced in a way that will lead to a judicial investigation. This sensitivity also includes the ability to distinguish and respond to student needs, wishes, interests and goals in certain situations. The aim of this study is to reveal the opinions and dilemmas about touch in teacher-student relationship and to eliminate them. For this purpose, the relevant literature has been scanned. It is thought that this study will contribute to the field since the researches on the subject are limited.

Keywords

Touch in education, physical contact, teacher-student relationship

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