The teaching styles of adult educators at the Buckeye Leadership Workshop as measured by the principles of adult learning scale

TitleThe teaching styles of adult educators at the Buckeye Leadership Workshop as measured by the principles of adult learning scale
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsElliott, DL
DegreePh.D.
UniversityOhio State University
Thesis TypeDoctoral diss.
Abstract

The study described the factors related to the teaching style of the instructors at the 1994 Buckeye Leadership Workshop (BLW) as measured by scores on a modified Principle of Adult Learning Scale (PALS). Two major conclusions were drawn: It was concluded that the teaching styles of the classes were not strongly related to the teaching styles of the instructors who planned and conducted them. Because the culture of the location was so strongly supportive of the learner centered style, that instructors planned and presented learner-centered classes regardless of their personal preference in teaching style. Second, learners evaluated the teaching style of the classes as even more learner centered in style than the instructors' evaluations. This finding was in conflict with previous studies that found teachers rating courses higher than students.