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ERIC Number: ED410554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Effective Reflection: Using Computer Conferencing as the Writing Component of a Service Learning Course.
Kelly, Jan
Arizona State University Service Learning students use the Electronic Forum to enhance their Service Learning experience. By requiring 2 entries a week as the writing component of their "ENG 484 Internship"--and counting it as 25% of their grades--students are given structured opportunities to reflect critically on their service experience. Through the Electronic Forum, teachers can create a virtual classroom where students' service internship and their course work intersect, with dramatic results. The teacher's role is to model mediation skills and teach critical thinking skills. Teachers using the Electronic forum should establish guidelines, control tone, and make the connection to the course work clear. Making full use of the potential electronic journaling offers requires thoughtful manipulation of the medium and a fair amount of time, but the goal--of social literacy--is worth the effort. (Journal entry instructions for 4 weeks are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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