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ERIC Number: ED513505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 145
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-2717-6
Learning Fellows Seminars: A Case Study of a Faculty Development Program Using Experiential Learning Theory to Improve College Teaching
McClusky de Swart, Sarah
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Case Western Reserve University
The purpose of this case study was to investigate the impact of a unique faculty development seminar program in teaching: the Learning Fellows Seminar at Case Western Reserve University, a large national research university, which used Experiential Learning Theory as its foundation. Adopting a case study methodology, the study addressed four areas of questions, using data from five cohorts of participants from 2003 - 2005, as well as the evolution of the program over five years. The areas of focus included: how the participants reacted to the program as a whole; how it influenced their teaching practices (if at all); what factors helped or hindered making those changes; and whether any other institutional effects could be seen from the program All respondents found the seminar program to be of value, and consistently reported an increased awareness of a more learner-centered teaching philosophy, which led to numerous changes in their teaching practices. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio