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Lived Experiences Of Novice Public School Adapted Physical Education Teachers: A Phenomenological Study, Joyce M. Sakai Dec 2019

Lived Experiences Of Novice Public School Adapted Physical Education Teachers: A Phenomenological Study, Joyce M. Sakai

CUP Ed.D. Dissertations

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to investigate the lived experiences of novice public school adapted physical education (APE) teachers and how their experiences affected their self-efficacy and job satisfaction. This dissertation is an original independent research project that contributes to the field of educational practice and knowledge. Five male and five female APE teachers who have taught in public schools for three years or less within California represented the population of this study. Bandura’s (1986) theory of self-efficacy and Knowles’s (1984) theory of andragogy was the foundation for the conceptual framework of this study because they ...


Balancing The Dialectic In Non-Profit Leadership: Exploring The Use Of Critical Andragogy To Achieve Uniform Service Delivery In A Harm Reduction Team, While Maintaining Their Activist Ethos., Evan Wick Aug 2019

Balancing The Dialectic In Non-Profit Leadership: Exploring The Use Of Critical Andragogy To Achieve Uniform Service Delivery In A Harm Reduction Team, While Maintaining Their Activist Ethos., Evan Wick

The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University

The social service sector provides services to the communities they are a part of. In an environment where resources are scarce and the needs of the community are high, the sector is in a constant struggle to do more with less. This is especially true within youth and harm reduction services. The social service agencies also grapple internally, as neoliberal discourses permeate the management of community services. The social service agency within this Organizational Improvement Plan (OIP) houses a program that provides harm reduction services to youth over a large geographical urban and suburban landscape. The program is experiencing a ...


Students' Stories About Internationalization Efforts In Technical Colleges: Transcending Learning Theories And Institutional Supports, Rachel Ann Dobrauc Aug 2019

Students' Stories About Internationalization Efforts In Technical Colleges: Transcending Learning Theories And Institutional Supports, Rachel Ann Dobrauc

Theses and Dissertations

Much of the research regarding internationalization practices pertains directly to four-year institutions, but community colleges are also called to prepare students for participation in an increasing collaborate and interconnected global world (Dellow, 2007; Treat & Hagedorn, 2013). The unique mission of technical colleges, in particular, is positioned to provide opportunities for this type of learning. This global learning curriculum gap at the community college level has also not been widely examined from the student perspective.

This research addressed the gaps with regard to two-year technical colleges and student perspective and asks: How do students attending a technical college with an internationalized ...


Training Staff's Experiences, Perceived Needs, And Suggestions For Professional Development In A Military Training Organization, George R. Young Ii Jun 2019

Training Staff's Experiences, Perceived Needs, And Suggestions For Professional Development In A Military Training Organization, George R. Young Ii

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this exploratory case study was to understand the individual and organizational training needs of a military training organization (MTO), which trains battle staffs to inform professional development program design. The study findings might lead to an improved trainer professional development program design, which fully supports the organization’s and trainers’ efforts to deliver effective adult training. The exploratory questions used in this study were: (a) in what ways do participants in MTO perceive trainer and professional development experiences throughout their military and professional careers; (b) what are participants’ perceptions of training needs in MTO; (c) what are ...


Changing Perceptions About Professional Development: An Action Research Study Using Andragogy For Educators’ Professional Development, Cynthia L. Pina Apr 2019

Changing Perceptions About Professional Development: An Action Research Study Using Andragogy For Educators’ Professional Development, Cynthia L. Pina

CUP Ed.D. Dissertations

Traditional professional development for teachers provides time to gain knowledge about classroom content, skills to effectively teach, and the possibility to improve student learning. The problem is teachers’ dissatisfaction with the design of professional development. Research indicates that teachers participate in professional development, but it is ineffective, irrelevant, and makes teachers feel undervalued as professionals. The purpose of this study is to improve teachers’ perceptions about traditional professional development. This study is based on seminal research by Malcolm Knowles’ andragogy, an adult learning framework. This study is driven by three research questions to determine how the andragogy framework improved teachers ...


A Case Study Exploring The Role Of Faculty In Providing Academic Support To First- And Second-Year Medical Students, Deborah Fawn West Mar 2019

A Case Study Exploring The Role Of Faculty In Providing Academic Support To First- And Second-Year Medical Students, Deborah Fawn West

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this instrumental case study is to understand what role faculty play in providing academic support to first- and second-year medical students at an osteopathic medical college in the United States. Academic support is defined as instructional methods or educational services provided to students in an effort to help them meet learning standards, The theory guiding this study is andragogy, developed by Malcolm Knowles (1913- 1997), as faculty’s beliefs about the needs of adult learners may affect how they provide academic support to students demonstrating poor academic performance. One central question and three sub-questions guided this study ...


The Limits Of Pedagogy, Kelsey Moore Feb 2019

The Limits Of Pedagogy, Kelsey Moore

Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning

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Exploring The Grit Narrative Through Andragogy: Implications For Adult Education, Jennifer L. Pemberton, Ted Mccadden Jan 2019

Exploring The Grit Narrative Through Andragogy: Implications For Adult Education, Jennifer L. Pemberton, Ted Mccadden

Adult Education Research Conference

An exploration of the intersection of andragogy and the grit narrative serves to position grit in the adult education literature and considers the unsuitability of this ideology for adult learners.


Intersection Between Andragogy And Transformative Learning, Somanita Kheang Jan 2019

Intersection Between Andragogy And Transformative Learning, Somanita Kheang

Adult Education Research Conference

The intersections between andragogy and transformative learning were observed through three lens: application of andragogy and transformative learning in classroom, spirituality, and various contexts where learning is a multi-dimensional phenomenon.


Examining Effective Teaching Practices In Higher Education, Toni M. Paoletta Med Jan 2019

Examining Effective Teaching Practices In Higher Education, Toni M. Paoletta Med

Adult Education Research Conference

Contingent faculty represent the largest instructional group in higher education today yet few receive any andragogic training prior to teaching. Does this impact their effectiveness in the classroom?


Impact Of English Language Teachers' Technology-Based Pedagogical Choices On Japanese University Students, Robert John Mcclung Jan 2019

Impact Of English Language Teachers' Technology-Based Pedagogical Choices On Japanese University Students, Robert John Mcclung

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Recent literature suggests that communicative language tasks widely used by English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers to try and improve Japanese students’ learning have had little effect on improving their language ability and their intrinsic motivation to improve. Consequently, a number of teachers are now using interactive technology in the classroom although it has not been systematically implemented or widely studied. Understanding the approaches of successful EFL teachers—specifically, how teachers using an andragogic approach through experiential learning might affect student engagement—was the purpose of this qualitative study. The conceptual framework focused on student-centered learning and included Knowles ...


Early Childhood Education Trainers' Knowledge And Use Of Andragogical Principles, Kimberly Thornton Jan 2019

Early Childhood Education Trainers' Knowledge And Use Of Andragogical Principles, Kimberly Thornton

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Early childhood education (ECE) teachers often lack the experience and skills to provide children with supports necessary to foster academic and social skill development. Professional development can improve ECE teachers' skills, but ECE trainers often lack understanding of adult learning principles, known as andragogy. Knowles' conceptual framework of andragogy was used to explore the knowledge and use of andragogical principles of 8 ECE trainers selected via criterion-based purposive sampling. The research questions focused on ECE trainers' knowledge and use of andragogical principles. Three cases, each consisting of 2 or 3 live professional development trainings for early childhood educators, were used ...