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ERIC Number: ED404933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 14
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What Is Reflection? Process Evaluation in Three Disciplines.
Tucker, Bill; And Others
This paper discusses the use of reflective learning in service-learning projects in three different undergraduate courses. In a small group communications course, groups of five or six students were assigned to work with a non-profit agency to assist them in solving a problem. The students reflected on their group meetings in journals and wrote final progress reports in which they reflected on what they had learned about small group communication. A course on teaching English in the secondary schools had students write reflections on their work as tutors to at-risk middle school students. In a hospitality management course, pairs of students were assigned to a food rescue program that gathered unused perishable food from restaurants and markets. Students were to identify an operational weakness in the program, pose solutions, and reflect on their experiences in regard to professional development in the field. The paper concludes that reflection in the context of service learning may enhance students' appreciation of the value of the the service learning experience. (Contains 11 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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