Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorKnorr, Kris
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-03T15:18:10Z
dc.date.available2015-06-03T15:18:10Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/6673
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated instructor perceptions of motivators and barriers that exist with respect to participation in educational development in the postsecondary context. Eight instructors from a mid-size, research intensive university in south-western Ontario participated in semistructured interviews to explore this particular issue. Data were analyzed using a qualitative approach. Motivation theory was used as a conceptual framework in this study, referring primarily to the work of Ryan and Deci (2000), Deci and Ryan (1985), and Pink (2009). The identified motivators and barriers spanned all 3 levels of postsecondary institutions: the micro (i.e., the individual), the meso (i.e., the department or Faculty), and the macro (i.e., the institution). Significant motivators to participation in educational development included desire to improve one’s teaching (micro), feedback from students (meso), and tenure and promotion (macro). Significant barriers to participation included lack of time (micro), the perception that an investment towards one’s research was more important than an investment to enhancing teaching (meso), and the impression that quality teaching was not valued by the institution (macro). The study identifies connections between the micro, meso, macro framework and motivation theory, and offers recommendations for practice.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjecteducational developmenten_US
dc.subjectparticipationen_US
dc.subjectmotivationen_US
dc.subjectbarriersen_US
dc.subjectpostsecondaryen_US
dc.titlePostsecondary Teaching and Learning Development Needs: Motivators and Barriers Associated With Participation in Educational Developmenten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Educationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Educationen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-31T01:28:59Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
Brock_Knorr_Kris_2105.pdf
Size:
579.2Kb
Format:
PDF
Description:
Masters thesis document

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record