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ERIC Number: EJ864274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1933-4850
Andragogy and Pedagogy as Foundational Theory for Student Motivation in Higher Education
Pew, Stephen
InSight: A Collection of Faculty Scholarship, v2 p14-25 2007
The intention of this article is to promote critical thinking about pedagogy, andragogy, and their relationships to student motivation. The objective is to assist the reader in experiencing what Ken Bain has described as an "expectation failure," which creates a situation where old mental models do not work and where, in this context, the reader/student is prompted to reconstruct their concepts about motivation and teaching philosophy and practices. This article does not offer answers or solutions to the paradoxes or real--world challenges presented; to do so would defeat its purpose. The author instead strives to provide clarity on the dimensions of the issues. In the end it is anticipated that the reader may experience frustration and cognitive dissonance regarding their own teaching beliefs and practices, whereupon the opportunity to rethink the issues and one's own beliefs may arise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A