ERIC Number: EJ721251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 22
Self-Assessment and Reflective Learning for First-Year University Geography Students: A Simple Guide or Simply Misguided?
Thompson, Graham; Pilgrim, Alan; Oliver, Kristy
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v29 n3 p403-420 Nov 2005
A self-assessment schedule has been developed for first-year geography students at Curtin University of Technology. Its purpose is to guide students towards independent learning by encouraging them to reflect more on "what" and "how" they learn. Results of the 2003 and 2004 trials showed that the self-assessment schedule had a positive impact on student learning and was at least partially effective in improving students' critical thinking skills. It helped students to plan and organize their thoughts, describe the geographical characteristics related to their fieldwork exercise and indicated that students were generally positive about becoming more independent and reflective learners.
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Higher Education, College Freshmen, Geography, Formative Evaluation, Learning Processes, Student Improvement, Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia