Friendship as a Teaching Strategy for Graduate Students
Jennifer C. Farmer, MS and Sarah Holman, MEd, 6 years ago 0 5 min read
As graduate students, we find that developing friendships with professors results in increased learning and performance. In such an environment, one is not afraid to reveal weaknesses or academic shortcomings, and it erases (or minimizes) any insecurity that could result from unequal content authority. We feel secure in asking questions, expressing frustrations, and asserting intellect. Therefore, friendship plays an essential role in the struggle for knowledge.