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dc.contributor.authorMacIntyre, Caitlin M. R.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-08T19:48:12Z
dc.date.available2015-05-08T19:48:12Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5516
dc.descriptionAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this research is to describe the dimensions of innovative teaching in Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs. To separate itself from the learning styles of undergraduate education, graduate programs must take students into the next level of the cognitive domain because students entering public service careers need information and skills. This higher level of learning can be achieved by using appropriate innovative techniques. This research uses the literature to develop a conceptual framework that organizes dimensions of innovative teaching into the following categories: class activities, course projects, instructor characteristics, and environment.
Method: This research uses a survey, developed from the conceptual framework, to describe the extent to which MPA faculty use and value techniques identified by the literature. The survey was distributed to leadership from the top 170 MPA programs in the United States. These points of contact were used to distribute the survey to faculty members. Total of 217 faculty responded.
Findings: In general, faculty frequently used the innovative techniques that they considered important. Highly endorsed techniques included skill building, collaborative learning, and instructor characteristics such as encouragement and facilitation. Techniques with low endorsement included role play and Blended Learning Distance Education (BLDE). Respondents alluded to the possibility that not all techniques are applicable to all subjects. Additionally, respondents questioned the state of “innovation.”
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dc.format.extent79 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectInnovationen_US
dc.subjectTeaching techniquesen_US
dc.subjectMPAen_US
dc.subjectFacultyen_US
dc.subjectGraduate educationen_US
dc.titleDimensions of Innovative Teaching: A Survey of Public Administration Facultyen_US
txstate.publication.titleApplied Research Projects, Texas State Universityen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeSoto, William
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAmaya, Ismael


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