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ERIC Number: EJ1107272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Measuring the Moral Reasoning Competencies of Service-Learning e-Tutors
Chien, Chih-Feng; Liao, Ching-Jung; Walters, Brent G.; Lee, Ching-Yieh
Educational Technology & Society, v19 n3 p269-281 2016
As education has turned towards technology to provide academic support, the incidence of e-tutoring has grown due to decreasing educational budgets and as a potential remedy for the generational digital divide. However, many service-learning e-tutoring studies have focused on tutees' academic achievement and tutors' cognitive development rather than tutors' moral development. The purpose of this study is to develop a literature-based instrument related to service-learning e-tutoring in order to explore college students' development of moral reasoning competencies as a result of their service as online tutors for rural primary students. By reviewing the literature on service-learning and conducting interviews, content analysis is applied to identify the moral reasoning factors; then factor analysis is conducted to assess the reliability and validity of the moral reasoning questionnaire for e-tutoring. Five competencies, including moral character, problem solving, caring, empathy, and social interaction,--are recognized. Further study is needed to better ascertain the range of educational and personal gains in both tutor and tutee that result from service-learning e-tutoring.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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