APPRECIATIVE ANDRAGOGY: TAKING the Distance Out of Distance Learning

APPRECIATIVE ANDRAGOGY: TAKING the Distance Out of Distance Learning

by Dr. Bruce A. Johnson


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492274834
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Dr. Bruce Johnson has had a life-long love of learning and throughout his entire career he has been involved in many forms of adult education through his work as an educator, trainer, career coach, and mentor.

Dr. J has completed a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a PhD in Education, with a specialization in Postsecondary and Adult Education.

Presently Dr. J works as an online college professor, faculty developmental workshop facilitator, faculty mentor, faculty peer reviewer, and professional writer.

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