Committee Chair

Tucker, James

Committee Member

Green, Timothy; Bernard, Hinsdale; Rutledge, Valerie

Department

Dept. of Education

College

College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This study defines and explores pedandragogy as a teaching and learning model using a southern university in the United States of America as a case study. It examines its applicability to a multiplicity of academic disciplines, testing the attitudes of faculty towards the implementation of the learner-centered approach in higher education. Pedandragogy focuses on the concept of self-engagement and the independence of learners through the creation of a learning environment conducive to a learner-centered approach. This study seeks to answer the question: Can the pedandragogic framework be practically applied to a multiplicity of academic disciples in higher education? And, among other things looked at, what are the factors that may motivate faculty members to apply a pedandragogic model? Among the findings of the study was a significant effect for gender, and that faculty members in Education and Health had a more favorable attitude than those in Business studies. Furthermore, having training in teaching was associated with a more favorable attitude toward the learner-centered approach. The study also found that those faculty members who were teaching graduate courses and upper-division undergraduate courses had greater favorability and higher intrinsic motivation to adopting a new teaching protocol.

Degree

Ed. D.; A dissertation submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Education.

Date

5-2012

Subject

Education; Higher; Learning

Keyword

Pedandragogy; Self-engaged learning

Discipline

Education | Educational Methods

Document Type

Doctoral dissertations

Extent

xii, 96 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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