Faculty Research at Morehead State University


Towards a Person-Centered Model of Instruction: Can an Emphasis on the Personal Enhance Instruction in Cyberspace?

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A person-centered model of instruction has been developed for use in designing instruction in virtual, web based environments. This model, based on the work of Carl Rogers attempts to address several issues raised in the literature regarding a) the changing role of instructors and students b) the broadening of the notion of learning outcomes, c) the isolation and dissatisfaction of students in dispersed locations and d) problems with authenticity and individualization of experience. A person-centered instructional model is described and contrasted with instructionist (Dick and Carey) and constructivist (Jonassen) approaches.