Promotive Activities in Face-to-Face and Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments


Bauer, Christine, Derntl, Michael, Motschnig-Pitrik, Renate, and Tausch, Reinhard


This paper aims to transfer central, influential concepts and ideas from person-centered education into the context of technology-enhanced learning. We systematically review promotive activities and humanistic educational concepts and share our experiences in introducing and actually living these activities and interpersonal attitudes in technology-enhanced environments. Students' reactions confirm the validity of our approach, which proposes to complement personal resourcefulness with Web- supported activities. Our primary goal is to make learning in today's knowledge society a growthful experience for learners as well as facilitators.