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ERIC Number: EJ1103400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1933-5954
Reporting or Reconstructing? The Zine as a Medium for Reflecting on Research Experiences
Vong, Silvia
Communications in Information Literacy, v10 n1 p62-80 2016
In a research-based course, undergraduate third year students were asked to submit their reflections on their research experience in the zine medium. While the literature shows that the medium can encourage students to reflect meaningfully about their experiences, evaluating the medium, which is a mix of text and visuals, can be challenging for the instructor. This paper explores the value of zines as a medium for reflection using the 4R Reflection Scale as a framework. The 4R Scale by Ryan and Ryan (2015) outlines four levels--reporting and responding, relating, reasoning, and reconstructing--to determine the depth of thinking in the reflection. The analysis using this scale shows that students were likely to report and respond on their research experience (lowest level on the scale) rather than reconstruct (highest level on the scale).
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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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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)
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