Carl Rogers, Instructor Feedback, and Enhancing Teacher-Student Interactions Online
Abstract: The work described in this paper built on research which explored links between the work of Carl Rogers on person-centered education and the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework, which posits a model of supports for social collaborative learning online. Findings suggested significant links between the Rogerian constructs of positive regard and empathy and the CoI concept of teaching presence. Based on these findings the authors are exploring the possibility of enhancing teaching presence through instructors’ use of Rogerian indicators in their feedback to students. This paper reports on the first step in that process, content analyses of instructor feedback in online journals, both to identify such indicators and document their usage.
Presider: Xiaorui Sun, Ohio University