ERIC Number: ED455784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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Towards a Person-Centered Model of Instruction: Can an Emphasis on the Personal Enhance Instruction in Cyberspace?.
Miller, Christopher T.; Mazur, Joan M.
A person-centered model of instruction has been developed for use in designing instruction in virtual, Web-based environments. This model, based on the work of Carl Rogers, attempts to address several issues raised in the literature regarding: (1) the changing role of instructors and students; (2) the broadening of the notion of learning outcomes; (3) the isolation and dissatisfaction of students in dispersed locations; and (4) problems with authenticity and individualization of experience. This paper posits that Rogers' work can be used to design instruction for virtual Web-based environments, and a conceptual analysis is offered upon which to base this claim. A person-centered approach is described and contrasted with instructionist (Dick and Carey) and constructivist (Duffy and Jonassen) approaches. A discussion of potential benefits and drawbacks concludes the article. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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