APPRECIATIVE ANDRAGOGY: TAKING the Distance Out of Distance Learning
Appreciate Andragogy is an exciting new instructional strategy that brings Appreciative Inquiry to the field of education. Appreciative Inquiry has been successfully utilized in organizations as a strengths-based approach to employee development. Similar to positive psychology there is a focus on developing strengths instead of deficits, to achieve peak or optimal performance.
This book provides the origins of Appreciative Andragogy and provides details of the research study that was designed and implemented within real online classes. The results found that Appreciative Andragogy had a positive influence on the students' motivation, engagement, and performance in the class.
Appreciative Andragogy was developed as an instructional strategy for online classes; however, it can be implemented in any classroom environment, regardless of the subject matter, class size, or length of the class. This book provides the tools and language necessary to effectively use Appreciative Andragogy, and you can adapt it to work with and enhance your current instructional strategy.
This book concludes that Appreciative Andragogy had a positive effect on students' performance within an online learning classroom environment, and more importantly that Appreciative Andragogy has an ability to take the distance out of distance learning. Purchase your copy today and find out how Appreciative Andragogy can work for you.
- Dr. Bruce A. Johnson, July 2013
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