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ERIC Number: EJ1141923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
Adult Education Philosophy: The Case of Self-Directed Learning Strategies in Graduate Teaching
Cox, Thomas D.
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v11 n1 p17-22 Spr 2015
This paper examines graduate students' perceptions of instruction of a professor who holds an adult education philosophy of self-directed learning (SDL). Students enrolled in three online courses (N=106) in the Fall of 2013 (n=56) and the Spring of 2014 (n=50) were asked to rank 10 of the professor's behaviors in the courses based on their level of comfort with the behavior. Additionally, the students were asked to provide narrative feedback regarding the behaviors. The results of the rankings and the feedback informed the professor as to the pros and cons of course behaviors consistent with a SDL learning (teaching) philosophy. The paper concludes with a discussion of possible resolutions to negative responses as well as suggestions for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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