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The Effects of Person Centered Education on Communication and Community Building PROCEEDINGS

, , University of Vienna, Austria

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The presented study investigates the effects of person centered, technology enhanced courses on interpersonal communication and community building in academic environments. The courses are aimed at addressing learners at all levels - intellect, skills and attitudes and include structured face-to-face workshops and person centered encounter groups that are accompanied by online reflection, teamwork, and evaluation. Students’ online reflections and the results of the online evaluation show that students experience an enhancement of attentive listening and respectful climate in an instance of the course as well as an improvement of their communication in teamwork.


Motschnig, R. & Figl, K. (2008). The Effects of Person Centered Education on Communication and Community Building. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3843-3852). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2018 from .


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