Relationships between Teacher and Student as a Motivating Factor in the Educational Process

Iliana Kiradjieva

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Abstract: This article discusses behavioral, affective and communicative dimensions of the teacher – student relationship. Theoretical understandings of the humanistic psychology on the formation and development of personality thanks to which the role of the teacher can be viewed in the direction to unleash students’ potential are presented. A theoretical model that identifies the relationship between the intrinsic motivation for learning and the satisfaction of basic psychological needs of students in the educational environment is examined. Styles of attitude and behavior of the teacher in search of connections with certain psychological needs of the students and their intrinsic motivation for learning are presented.

Key words: teacher – student relationship; communicative aspects; intrinsic motivation.

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 28, May 2017,,, ISSN 1314-4464

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