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ERIC Number: EJ1135187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Students' Responses to Application Quests: A Case-Based Learning Activity
Brackenbury, Tim; Bronkema, Ryan; Ortis, Liane D.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v7 n2 Article 8 Jul 2013
Application Quests are case-based learning activities that emphasize issues in professional practice and are given as part of the classroom learning process. This qualitative investigation examined students' views regarding the perceived impacts that Application Quests had on their learning. A phenomenological analysis of written assignments from 44 undergraduate students revealed six prevalent themes. The Application Quests were described as being unlike previous experiences, difficult and time consuming, and an emotive process. They were further identified as helpful for learning and integrating course material, improving learning across courses, and increasing readiness for professional practice. These themes are discussed in relation to Astin's input-environment-outcome model of student development during college and potential improvements to future Application Quests.
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Learning Activities, Qualitative Research, Class Activities, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Case Method (Teaching Technique), Essay Tests, Writing Assignments, Difficulty Level, Affective Behavior, Student Improvement, Learning Readiness
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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