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Knowledge Dissemination Using a Hybrid of Teaching Techniques: Lessons Learned from the Case of the American University in Cairo

Knowledge Dissemination Using a Hybrid of Teaching Techniques: Lessons Learned from the Case of the American University in Cairo
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Author(s): Khaled Dahgawy (The American University in Cairo, Egypt) and Sherif Kamel (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch308
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

The aim of any teaching institute is to provide suitable environments to accelerate the learning process. The Experiential Learning Theory suggests that there is a relationship between the learning environments, learning techniques and suitable teaching techniques. Therefore, it is important to study these relationships to improve the learning process which is reflected on the outcome gained from the recipients of the knowledge disseminated. Learning and teaching techniques are classified into two groups: active-like (A-like) techniques and passive-like (Plike) techniques. Thus, the objective of this paper is to examine the importance level of these techniques and their relative implications, as well as their degree of preference. The methodology used is based on an empirical research with the use of a survey questionnaire where students studying courses in the department of management at the American University in Cairo as well as their professors were asked to complete a survey questionnaire to indicate the importance level for each technique.

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