The influence of the passionate teacher on students’ academic improvement and personal development

José Antonio Jordán Sierra, Astrid Codana Alcántara

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    © 2019 Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra. All rights reserved. This article presents a subject, still scarcely investigated in our context: the influence of truly passionate teacher on his students. In the first part, we highlight the figure of the passionate teacher and its effect on children-youngsters whom he teaches-educates. Second, we show a research carried out on this topic, whose objective is twofold: to ratify the characteristics of every passionate teacher and to explore-illustrate their influence on the academic improvement and the personal development of these students. To do this, we applied interviews to a selected purposive sample of 30 Student teachers, after ensuring that they had had one very passionate teacher before their university admittance. The results of such study confirm the initial assumptions: thanks to having had a passionate teacher, every participant showed, effectively, a greater and more motivating learning, as well as a more optimal development in central dimensions of their personality. After analysing the data, we present nuanced conclusions correlated with the objective of this article. Finally, we suggest an invitation to students and teachers in training to welcome the urgent call present in this article: to aspire to be passionate teachers to leave an indelible mark on so many students who are waiting for them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-51
    JournalEstudios Sobre Educacion
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


    • Motivating learning
    • Passionate teacher
    • Personal growth
    • Student teacher
    • Teacher’s influence


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