Core Principle of Learning 10: A psychological climate is created which is both success orientated and fun.
Learning is as much a social and emotional process as a cognitive one. Significant aspects of the learning environment, especially interactions with tutors and peers can play a significant part in how learners feel psychologically and their orientation to learning As Ornstein & Behar (1995), from research, concluded that:
. …the most effective teachers endow their students with a “you can do it” attitude, with good feelings about themselves, which are indirectly and eventually related to cognitive achievement. (p.86)
The end product of highly productive learning climates is good rapport between teachers and students and between students. The benefits of such rapport have been famously captured by Robbins (2001) when he wrote:
Rapport is the ultimate tool for producing results with other people. (p.231)