ERIC Number: EJ1054776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
What Discourages Students from Engaging with Innovative Instructional Methods: Creating a Barrier Framework
Ellis, Donna E.
Innovative Higher Education, v40 n2 p111-125 Apr 2015
When faculty members choose to implement instructional methods that are learning-centred, this may represent a change for students; and some resist engaging. In this exploratory case study research, 172 students shared what discourages them from being willing to engage with these innovative methods that aim to facilitate their learning. Questionnaire and interview responses revealed eight key themes that are used to create a comprehensive barrier framework, and comparative analyses assist in reducing the findings. A fishbone diagram provides a possible planning tool for practitioners, and theoretical connections to the Reasoned Action Approach model are explored to further distill the findings.
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Instructional Innovation, Resistance (Psychology), Case Studies, College Students, Questionnaires, Interviews, Barriers, Comparative Analysis, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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