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Implementing academagogy : the first case study

Winter, Abigail J., McAuliffe, Marisha B., Chadwick, Gary, & Hargreaves, Douglas (2009) Implementing academagogy : the first case study. In 20th Annual Conference of Australasian Association of Engineering Educators, 07-09 December 2009, Adelaide, SA.

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Abstract

As proposed in McAuliffe, Winter, Chadwick and Hargreaves (2008), academagogy could be used as an “umbrella” term allowing the teacher to select from a range of teaching approaches – pedagogy (teacher as source of all information to student without power or knowledge), andragogy (teacher as source of information for adult student), or heutagogy (student with knowledge seeking information from teacher to fill the gaps in their own knowledge). During Semester 1, 2009, one of the authors of this paper decided to treat his third-year students in a more heutagogical manner by allowing them to experience ownership of their own learning. This article is a case study of that experience which reveals that, although initially more time-consuming, academagogy can result in better student outcomes.

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ID Code: 54684
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Pedagogy, Adult Education, Higher Education
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
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 AAEE
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2012 10:17
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2013 09:44

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