Teacher Interaction and Academic Freedom of University Students Learning: A Correlation Study

Saghir Ahmad, Ayesha Batool


Classroom is the foremost important place in any institution and teacher plays vital role in learning activities. Teacher interacts with students in the learning settings. Students learn more and actively in such kind of environment, where they have academic freedom. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between teacher interaction and academic freedom of student learning at university level. The study was correlational and survey type in nature. The population of the study consisted of different programs of Institution of Education and Research. A sample of 200 students were selected randomly. A five point likert type scale was developed regarding teacher interaction and academic freedom of students learning. Pilot testing was ensured to validate and check the internal consistency of the instrument. Data were collected personally after validation of the scale. There was strong positive relationship between teacher interaction and academic freedom of students learning. In addition, there was no significant difference in perceptions of male and female students regarding teacher interaction but they had different opinions about academic freedom in their learning. University teachers need to develop positive interaction with learners and provide them academic freedom in their learning.

Keywords: Teacher interaction, academic freedom, students learning, and environment.

DOI: 10.7176/DCS/9-6-04

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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