"Donald, Where's Yer Troosers?": A Hybridized, Bifurcated, Ubiquitous, and Audacious Constructivist Online

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Andy Stewart a singer/songwriter had a very minor hit in the U.S. in the early 1960s with his song "Donald, Where's Yer Troosers?" The song refers to Stewart's native Scottish custom of kilt wearing, but was also incorporated by the cartoon character Donald Duck, who is infamous for wearing a jacket, but no pants.

The comment made by a colleague made me think of the Stewart song, when he said "I can teach this online class while basking in a hot-tub." Typically, as a professor of aspiring school principals I try to impress upon the students the proper attire for school administrators by dressing how I believe principals should look. Thanks to online teaching and other hybritized constructs (including Audacity software) I, too, could instruct from the beach.

What is a traditional constructivist to make of these changes? Can a suit and tie wearer go, gulp, bottomless?


Keywords: Online Hybridized Constructs, Constructivism, Audacity (Software)
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: 30 minute Paper Presentation in English
Paper: A paper has not yet been submitted.


Dr. Charles Waggoner

Assistant Professor Educational Administration, Educational Studies, Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM, USA

Dr. Chuck Waggoner retired in January 2004 after twenty-eight years as a district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Waggoner came to Eastern New Mexico University in January 2004 and is the director of the principal internship programas well as teaching school finance, school law and personnel issues. As a committed constructivist, Dr. Waggoner has transitioned from the traditional classroom to a hybritized-bifurcated construct. Dr. Waggoner lives in Portales, NM with his wife Diana and in his spare time tends to a desert garden and jogs.

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