Date of Award
Doctor of Education
The instructional perspectives of learning and development practitioners have a critical impact on their learners. This study aimed to determine if a relationship existed between years of experience of a learning and development practitioner and how they score on the seven factors of Henschke’s (1989) Modified Instructional Perspectives Inventory (MIPI). The MIPI consisted of seven factors: 1) Teacher Empathy with Learners, 2) Teacher Trust of Learners, 3) Planning and Delivery of Instruction, 4) Accommodating Learner Uniqueness, 5) Teacher Insensitivity Toward Learners, 6) Learner-centered Learning Process (Experience-based Learning Techniques), and 7) Teacher-centered Learning Process. The MIPI is a revised version of Henschke's (1989) original Instructional Perspectives Inventory (IPI) (Stanton, 2005, p. 115).
Learning and development practitioners were categorized as either novices or experts. The sample included 16 novice and 22 expert learning and development practitioners. Both groups completed a demographics survey, Henschke’s MIPI (1989), and follow up interviews were conducted to allow participants to further elaborate on their responses. A quantitative analysis was conducted using t-tests to determine the means of both novice and expert learning and development practitioners. To identify themes, the researcher conducted values coding on the qualitative feedback.
Results revealed no statistical significance among both groups of learning and development practitioners and their scores on the seven factors of Henschke’s (1989) MIPI. The study found both novice and expert learning and development practitioners shared similar beliefs, feelings, and behaviors about their roles. Similarly, there was congruence among sources of exposure to adult learning theories, teaching methods, and/or instructional strategies for both groups. Recommendations for future research include broadening the demographic sample, adding additional measures as part of the study, and examining the implications the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) had on learning and development practitioner’s beliefs, feelings, and behaviors about their roles.
Selimovic, Merzudin, "A Comparative Study of Instructional Perspectives among Learning and Development Practitioners" (2022). Dissertations. 738.
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