Pros And Cons Of Discipline And Coi Framework

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Discipline and CoI Framework In this article, academic disciplines are conceptualised into “hard” and “soft” paradigm as well as “pure” and “applied” (Becher, 1994; Biglan, 1973). Arbaugh, Bangert and Cleveland-Innes (2010) further explain that hard-applied disciplines call for instructional methods that are more instructive and teacher-centred. On the other hand, soft-applied disciplines require constructive and reiterative approaches which are student-centred. The focus is on transferable skills, reflective practice and lifelong learning. The CoI Framework is based on the social-constructivist theoretical platform with an emphasis on facilitating discourse and inquiry. This mode of teaching and learning may align well with soft-applied disciplines (allied health, management, marketing, human resources) due to their…show more content…
This trait is self-conscious, shy, and weak in critical thinking skills, analytic ability and conceptual understanding. According to Zhang (2003), extroverts select pragmatic learning concepts and dodge critical thinking. Hence, high neuroticism students may obtain low scores in social, cognitive and teaching presences. They tend to shy away from group discussion, and student-centred approach may be a problem with them as they prefer highly structured learning environment to avoid anxiety caused by time pressure. Conscientiousness, this trait is responsible, organised, careful, hardworking, achievement-oriented and persevering. They have high tendencies for the application of higher order cognitive skills such as elaboration, critical thinking, and metacognition (Bidjerano & Dai, 2007). In this study, the design of the learning activities places to a certain extent the onus of learning on the students. Hence, being self-conscientious on completing the activities and assignments may bestow conscientiousness students, high scores on the cognitive and teaching
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