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Pedagogical Considerations that May Encourage Character Development in a Distance Education Course
Journal of College and Character (2010)
  • Michael C Johnson
  • Richard Osguthorpe, Boise State University
  • David D Williams, Brigham Young University
Abstract
The aims espoused by institutions of higher education often entail the development of students’ character. Rarely, however, are these character development aims connected to the unique design and delivery of distance education programs, and the research literature that explores the moral and character development aspects of distance education is sparse. This case study examines instructor and student perceptions of approaches, instructional methods, and other factors that contributed to perceived character development in a fantasy literature distance education course. Findings indicate the instructor and students perceived myriad kinds of character development and corresponding approaches and methods for bringing about such development in the context of the course. This paper considers possible implications for character development in the context of distance education and directions for future research.
Keywords
  • Character,
  • Distance Education,
  • Pedagogy
Publication Date
May 19, 2010
Citation Information
Michael C Johnson, Richard Osguthorpe and David D Williams. "Pedagogical Considerations that May Encourage Character Development in a Distance Education Course" Journal of College and Character Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_osguthorpe/4/