ERIC Number: ED218694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Application of P. E. T. to Communication Consulting in Business and Industry.
Ott, K. Kelley
Just as pedagogy is the art and science of teaching children, andragogy is the art and science of leading adult learning. The pedagogical Program of Efficient Teaching (PET) process can be adapted to the predominately andragogical process of business consulting. Work at Honeywell, Incorporated in intercultural communication revealed how the five instructional skills of PET could be employed in a business environment. To fulfill the first requirement of PET, selecting the right objective at the correct level of difficulty, the consultant need only rely on the employees. The second skill, teaching to the objective, is also simplified in the andragogical situation because participants are learning only what they want to know. The third skill, maintaining the focus of the learner on the learning, also becomes largely the responsibility of the participant. The fourth skill, transference, however, is probably something business is not very concerned about, though the consultant should still consider it. Both consultant and participants must be equally responsible for the fifth skill, monitoring and adjusting. (JL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Program for Efficient Teaching
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Hartford, CT, May 6-9, 1982).