ERIC Number: EJ757553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Use of Journal Writing in the Assessment of CSD Students' Learning about Diversity: "A Method Worthy of Reflection"
Chabon, Shelly S.; Lee-Wilkerson, Dorian
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v27 n3 p146-158 Spr 2006
This article describes the first stage of a multistep project that examined whether and to what degree journal writing provides information about students' achievement of desired learning outcomes in diversity training. Participants were 18 communication sciences and disorders graduate students enrolled in a 2-course, interinstitutional, Web-based instructional sequence derived from experiential learning models. Examples of written reflections from student journals used in the first course illustrate how students applied course materials to their personal and professional experiences. Results suggest that journaling is a viable approach to assessment and that the content and level of reflection in student journals may provide evidence relative to specific learning outcomes and levels of achievement.
Descriptors: Student Journals, Graduate Students, Experiential Learning, Journal Writing, Communication Disorders, Web Based Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Student Diversity, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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