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ERIC Number: EJ1125226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
Six-Word Memoirs: A Content Analysis of First-Year Course Learning Outcomes
Rubin, Lisa
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v28 n3 p395-403 2016
First-year courses prepare students for the transition to, and success in, college. Institutions are interested in assessing student learning outcomes to achieve institutional goals and maintain accreditation. Though it may be difficult to measure student learning and success, colleges aim to assess student learning in the classroom by setting learning outcomes and objectives. The purpose of this study was to explore students' achievement of learning outcomes in a required first-year course through their submission of six-word memoirs about what they learned. This study's framework was Lave and Wenger's (1991) situated learning theory through the process of legitimate peripheral participation.
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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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