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Does pedagogy still rule?

McAuliffe, Marisha B., Hargreaves, Douglas, Winter, Abigail J., & Chadwick, Gary (2009) Does pedagogy still rule? Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 15(1).

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Abstract

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: 27505
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy, Academagogy, Engineering education
ISSN: 1324-5821
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Engineers Australia.
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2009 12:27
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 01:51

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