The electronic fishbowl as a community of inquiry: Management passion in the XXIst century
This dissertation presents a new pedagogy called the Fishbowl that employs experiential learning based on reflection (Dewey, 1928, Rodgers, 1969, Schön, 1983, Torbert, 1973, 1976, 1991, Siebert & Daudelin, 1999), learning cells (Goldschmid, 1970 & 1971), and the fishbowl technique (Villalba, Lemmond, & Baymiller, 1998). It is an attempt to create a community of inquiry. The question addressed is what cognitive characteristics, communication skills, and affective characteristics of learners are related to learner satisfaction with the Fishbowl pedagogy. Communication factors are taken into consideration because the Fishbowl is a cooperative form of learning and it represents a novel communication episode. The results suggest that a learner's thinking style, differences in thinking style between partners, mental boundary thickness, differences in amount of self-disclosure between partners, distrust of one's partner, uncertainty experienced by one's partner, and how articulate one's partner is are all significantly related to the learner's satisfaction with the Fishbowl pedagogy. ^
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"The electronic fishbowl as a community of inquiry: Management passion in the XXIst century"
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