ERIC Number: EJ1133255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Transforming the Capstone: Transformative Learning as a Pedagogical Framework and Vehicle for Ethical Reflection in the Capstone Course
Martin, Jason M.; Strawser, Michael G.
Journal of Faculty Development, v31 n1 p25-34 Win 2017
This study emphasizes the importance of faculty development and training as a means to prepare faculty to design the capstone course as a high-impact educational practice. Specifically, this research explores transformative learning in the capstone class as a vehicle for reflection on personal and professional ethics. Students enrolled in a capstone class within the communication discipline served as participants, and data consists of student essays about ethics. Data analysis revealed three major themes related to how students' education impacted their views on ethics and three major themes emerged related to changes students experienced related to ethics.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Faculty Development, Reflective Teaching, Ethics, Essays, Data Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Communication Skills, Influences, Attitude Change, Curriculum, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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