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ERIC Number: EJ1016545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Reflective Journal Writing and the First-Year Experience
Everett, Michele C.
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v25 n2 p213-222 2013
In recent years, great emphasis has been placed on student success and retention in higher education. To address this issue, many universities' strategic retention programs include first-year seminars. A variety of pedagogical strategies have been employed in these seminars to help students succeed personally, socially and academically. This article reports findings from a qualitative study that explored the teaching/learning outcomes and benefits derived from the experience of reflective journal writing during a first-year seminar from the perspectives of students and the instructor. The findings document how journaling in a first-year seminar can be used to support institutional action to improve the quality of the undergraduate experience and student success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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