Teachers’ Strategies to Build and Maintain Rapport with Students at Department of Medical Biochemical Analysis, Cihan University-Erbil

Keywords: Learning outcomes, Motivation, Positive environment, Rapport building strategies, Rapport


Building and maintaining rapport between teachers and students, and their effect on student’s learning outcomes and classroom environment, this research examines which strategies lecturers use to build and maintain rapport with their students at the Medical Biochemical Analysis department at Cihan University-Erbil. Participants (N=100) answered open-ended survey questions about strategies for rapport-building. A total of (12) strategies for building and maintaining rapport include: using the whole first day, exercising self-disclosure, recognizing students, becoming acquainted with students, being accessible, starting warmly, emphasizing student-centered learning, gathering student feedback, authenticity, listening to students, respecting students, and fairness/ being even-handed. Furthermore, ten educators were interviewed to determine the approach they employed to establish and sustain a positive learning atmosphere and achieve successful results. The findings suggest a moderate correlation between educators and learners, with the latter searching for their instructors to exhibit affirmative dispositions in augmenting their academic achievements.


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Author Biography

Dashne A. Saeed, Department of General Education, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Dashne A. Saeed is an assistant lecturer at the Department of General Education, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Her research interest is Teaching strategies and Education. 


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How to Cite
Saeed, D. (2024). Teachers’ Strategies to Build and Maintain Rapport with Students at Department of Medical Biochemical Analysis, Cihan University-Erbil. Cihan University-Erbil Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(1), 40-50. https://doi.org/10.24086/cuejhss.v8n1y2024.pp40-50