Share Paper: Inviting Education Online: The Development of an Asynchronous Graduate Program

  1. Jim O'Connor, Touro University California, United States
  2. Michael Barbour, Touro University California, United States
  3. Lisa Norton, Touro University California, United States
  4. Peter Wong, Hong Kong Bureau of Education, Hong Kong
Thursday, June 27 2:55 PM-3:15 PM Jordaan 1&2

Abstract: The theory of invitational education® has its foundations in a democratic ethos, favorable perception of the environment, and positive self-concept. Invitational education® posits that a positive learning environment can be created when those involved are intentionally inviting in their attitudes and actions. People within the environment are the most crucial elements that affect whether students’ potential can be unleashed to its fullness. However, in order for that model to have a meaningful impact teachers need to have an understanding of the theory and be able to apply it to their own practice. Although invitational education® started in the United States, ...