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ERIC Number: ED306401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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Student Perceptions Regarding Use of Andragogical Instructional Techniques by Faculty Teaching Selected Syracuse University College Courses: Results of a Pilot Study Using a Theory Based Faculty Assessment Instrument.
See, Laura A.
Students in selected Syracuse University College courses were surveyed to assess the extent to which andragogical (adult-oriented) concepts were reflected in faculty teaching practices. The instrument consisted of 15 continua (adapted from Knowles) with endpoints denoting pedagogical and andragogical extremes related to teaching methodologies. Students indicated on each continuum the place that most accurately reflected their perceptions of the experiences they had in a specific course. Information about student age, course for which the student was completing the survey, gender, last degree completed, student status, and teacher type was also solicited. Usable surveys were completed by 947 students. Older students, females, and, to a lesser extent, those holding the highest degrees and part-time students were most likely to perceive their teachers as using andragogical techniques. Faculty teaching the courses on an adjunct or overload basis were perceived as having teaching techniques more andragogical than those of graduate assistants, emeriti, and load faculty. (Appendixes include data tables and charts, descriptive materials, and the survey instrument.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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