Proceedings of The 3rd world conference on Future of Education
The Counseling Role of Teachers in Education and its Importance
In today’s multicultural schools, the application of the principles of Counseling Psychology is critical. Due to the special conditions that education must face from time to time, it needs correspondingly flexible and qualified teachers in counseling, ready to detect in a timely manner, problematic situations related to mental health of students. The coronavirus pandemic crisis (Covid-19) and its impact on educational context makes the need for counseling more urgent than ever. The counseling role of the teacher to enhance the psycho-emotional empowerment of students is considered fundamental, especially in such stressful situations that most students experience today. In addition to the transfer of knowledge, the teacher is required to develop attitudes and skills to form a positive psychological climate in the classroom. Such a climate will help to develop a constructive relationship with students by enhancing their self-esteem and social and communication skills, additionally, it contributes to dealing with behavior problems. The significance of this new role requires properly trained teachers who have adopted the basic principles of counseling and can apply them, thus contributing to the promotion of psychosocial and psycho-emotional development of students. This paper highlights the counseling role of teachers and its importance in the school environment.
Keywords: Counseling; education; role; student; teacher.