ERIC Number: ED108728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Attitudes toward Assessment of Experiential Learning.
Kray, Eugene J.
It was hypothesized that there is a significant difference in attitudes toward theories of learning between faculty members who assess experiential learning (EL) for award of college credit and those who do not. A questionnaire eliciting opinion on EL assessment methods and philosophy was distributed to 595 faculty members at 54 two- and four-year institutions. The questionnaire contained five statements from the behaviorist position and five from the cognitive constructionist position. Faculty were asked to respond using a six point modified Likert scale ranging from "strong support" to "strong opposition." Usable responses were received from 114 respondents who were involved in the assessment of EL and 68 who were not. Results indicated that the faculty who assess EL tend to take the cognitive constructionist position, while those who do not tend to take the behaviorist position. A literature review is included and the survey instrument is appended. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Note: Ed.D. practicum, Nova University