Describing the Experience of Teaching Theological Education Courses Cross-Culturally Using E-learning Methods: A Phenomenological Study
School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Jennifer L Courduff
cross-cultural education, e-learning, ministry training, m-learning, online education, theological e-learning
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Online and Distance Education
Bogart, Michael Loren, "Describing the Experience of Teaching Theological Education Courses Cross-Culturally Using E-learning Methods: A Phenomenological Study" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1549.
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study will be to describe how selected Western theological educators have experienced the process of teaching theological education courses cross-culturally using e-learning methods. The essential phenomenon will be explored through the central research question: How do Western ministry educators experience cross-cultural theological education using e-learning formats? The theoretical framework guiding this study will be Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory, with Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture informing the cross-cultural elements. Participants will be selected from a population of educators within Nicene Christianity with theological bachelor’s degrees and above from accredited Western educational institutions. The methods of data collection will include open-ended, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and visual representations of the essential experience. Data transcripts will be coded using the constant-comparative method and verified for accuracy.
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