ERIC Number: EJ1149090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Critical Friends Protocol: Andragogy and Learning in a Graduate Classroom
Storey, Valerie A.; Wang, Victor C. X.
Adult Learning, v28 n3 p107-114 Aug 2017
The Critical Friend is a powerful concept partly due to the inherent tension between a challenging critic and a trusting friend. Originally utilized in the PreK-12 sector in both England and the United States, the application of Critical Friends has expanded across a range of contexts. This article further adds to the Critical Friend literature base by operationalizing critical friendship protocol in a higher education context. Consistent and regular application of Critical Friend protocol can develop and challenge the cognitive ability of graduate students suggesting that the Critical Friend model may be a successful andragogical strategy for developing classroom trust essential for enhancing rich Socratic dialogue.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Andragogy, Cognitive Ability, Trust (Psychology), Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
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