• Ioana Gabriela Marcut Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
  • Carmen Maria Chisiu Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu


heutagogy, self-determined learning, computer aided learning, student-centered learning,


This study is a practical action research. Its purpose is to explore the practicality
and applicability of heutagogy for post-graduate students who are preparing to
become teachers. The necessity to use a heutagogical framework derives from the
fact that students are very different as specialization and level of abilities in using
computer and mobile devices. At the same time, they are mature learners, with a
bachelor’s degree in diverse fields. The pedagogical research comprises three
principal stages: the preliminary stage, to determine the degree of diversity in the
students’ group; the pedagogical intervention, and the research evaluation.
Computer aided learning is a course whose main outcome is to enable future
teachers to use computer and mobile devices in the classroom. Technology has now
a spectacular evolution and, to be able to manipulate it in the future, the teachers
have to become lifelong learners. Heutagogy can empower them with capabilities
like self-efficacy, communication and teamwork skills, creativity, positive values
and self-determined learning. The results of the research confirm that the
heutagogy is an appropriate framework for the teachers’ education in academic
post-graduate studies.


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