Bushnell University’s Dean of Business, Leadership, and Technology, Latrissa Lee Neiworth, Ed.D., presented her research, “Dissertation Rescue and Flex Chair Mentoring for Social and Cultural Inclusion,” at the 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies in Palma, Spain from July 3-5.
“While more study is needed on this innovative approach, the initial results show promise, in offering universities a pathway to encourage doctoral-level faculty to expand their traditional definition of research in order to guide more doctoral learners to success,” said Dr. Neiworth.
This qualitative study focused on the analysis of practical and innovative learning approaches applied to a subset of doctoral students in three U.S. doctoral programs: those who either faced completion challenges – multiple years in doctoral research – or experienced social or cultural inclusion challenges. The approaches used shared principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), mentoring alternatives, and application of Self-Determination Theory. Doctoral learners were provided inclusive educational approaches. These included several ways of acquiring information and knowledge, alternative means to demonstrate what they were learning, multiple ways to reinforce learning, and differing types of engagement tailored or “flexed” to interests, motivation, and challenges.
For more information on the proceedings see: https://library.iated.org/view/NEIWORTH2023DIS
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