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ERIC Number: EJ1130423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Suggested Guidelines for Writing Reflective Case Narratives: Structure and Indicators
Becker, Karin L.; Renger, Ralph
American Journal of Evaluation, v38 n1 p138-150 Mar 2017
Reflective case narratives are a practical mechanism for conveying lessons learned for practice improvement. Their ability to transform experience into knowledge in a colloquial, narrative style positions reflective case narratives as a powerful learning tool with pedagogical benefits for the evaluation community. However, one criticism of reflective case narratives is they suffer from loose guidelines and lengthy discussions that obscure lessons learned. Through the use of adult learning theory, a restructuring of reflective case narratives are presented to facilitate learning. The restructuring consists of five sections to increase the likelihood of reflective case narratives as a resource for transferring knowledge, sharing ideas, and keeping a pulse on the dynamic and fluid process of evaluation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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