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  • Linda Månsson
  • Jane Olsson

    Student thesis: University Diploma


    Media often discusses school, teachers and students. These discussions are often based on an adult perspective and students' views on the subject are not enhanced. Therefore, this paper intends to examine students' views on what they think makes a good teacher. Previous research shows that a good teacher can create the conditions for good learning based on the needs of students, and this is therefore important to investigate. The theoretical basis for this essay is the definition of an authentic teacher that which in this essay will be discussed from the point of view of Fibaek Laursen (2004). A quantitative research method was used and a questionnaire asked for high school students' views on what makes a good teacher. The research revealed two results where the first result showed that amongst other things students valued most in a good teacher is the fair and unbiased treatment towards students. The second result showed that students consider the characteristics linked to a teacher's profession are of great importance. Our conclusion is therefore that students consider the fair teacher which has a great engagement in his/her work to be the good teacher that they ask for.

    Date of Award2010-Nov-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorGöran Brante (Supervisor) & Eva Svederberg (Examiner)

    Courses and Subjects

    • Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Sciences (5)


    • good teacher
    • authentic teacher
    • student’s perspective
    • fair-minded

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