The study intended to examine the supervisory methods used by theacademic supervisors (teaching staff) in the educational regions and centersof Al - Quds Open University in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the light ofthe characteristics of learner - centered education in the first semester of theacademic year 2008/2009.The study used a questionnaire built by the two researchers whichconsisted of (44) items and was classified into four categories as follows:the facilitating and guiding supervisory methods (FGSM)، the motivationalsupervisory methods (MSM)، the learner - participatory supervisory methods(LPSM)، and the genuine learning supervisory methods (GLSM). The numberof full - time academic supervisors who participated in the study was (243).The results of the study showed that the supervisory methods used bythe full - time academic supervisors at Al - Quds Open University were highlylearner - centered with a general average (4.27) out of (5) points that equaled(85.4%). The results of all the four categories of the questionnaire were highwith averages rating (4.23) for FGSM that equaled (84.6%)، (4.34) for MSMthat equaled (86.6%)، (4.25) for LPSM that equaled (85%)، and (4.29) for theGLSM that equaled (85.8%). The results also showed there were no significantdifferences in the supervisory methods of the academic supervisors due tosex، academic ranking، and educational experience variables. But the studyshowed significant differences in the genuine learning methods category infavor of the Master’s degree holders among academic supervisors. On theother hand، the results did not show any significant differences in the totalaverage or the other three categories. The results also showed significantdifferences in the facilitating and guiding supervisory methods categoryin favor of the Administrative and Economic Sciences Program ، while theother three categories and the total average did not show any significantdifferences
AbdulMoghni, Nader and Abu Tahah, Mohammed
"The Supervisory Methods Used by the Academic Supervisors (Teaching Staff) at Al - Quds Open University in the Light of the characteristics of Learner - Centered Education,"
Palestinian Journal for Open Learning & e-Learning: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jropenres/vol2/iss4/3