Does pedagogy still rule?

McAuliffe, Marisha B., Hargreaves, Douglas J., Winter, Abigail J., & Chadwick, Gary (2008) Does pedagogy still rule? In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: To Industry and Beyond, Australasian Association for Engineer Education, Central Queensland University, Yeppoon, QLD, pp. 367-372.

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Theories on teaching and learning for adult learners are constantly being reviewed and discussed in the higher educational environment. Theories are not static and appear to be in a constant developmental process. This paper discusses three of these theories; pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy. It is argued that although educators engage in many of the principles of either student-centered (andragogy) and self-determined (heutagogy) learning, it is not possible to fully implement either theory. The two main limitations are the requirements of both internal and external stakeholders such as accrediting bodies and requirements to assess all student learning. A reversion to teacher-centered learning (pedagogy) ensues. In summary, we engage in many action-oriented learning activities but revert to teacher-centered approaches in terms of content and assessment.

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ID Code: 20502
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy, Education, Engineering, HERN
ISBN: 1921047607
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900) > Engineering not elsewhere classified (099999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 McAuliffe, Hargreaves, Winter & Chadwick
Copyright Statement: The authors assign to AaeE and educational non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to AaeE to publish this document in full on the World Wide Web (prime sites and mirrors) on CD-ROM and in printed form within the AaeE 2008 conference proceedings. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 05:03
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 23:12

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