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ERIC Number: EJ822966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Humanistic Education in a Capstone Course
Goldstein, Gary; Fernald, Peter
College Teaching, v57 n1 p27-36 Win 2009
Capstone courses emphasize students' experiences and learning, rather than course content. This emphasis is consistent with principles and practices fundamental to humanistic education. Here we describe a capstone course, "Internship," that includes five features consistent with humanistic education: (1) student-centered learning, (2) empathic listening, (3) affective and experiential learning, (4) collaborative learning and self-disclosure, and (5) writing assignments that focus on personal and professional growth. We provide data suggesting that capstone courses benefit from incorporating principles and practices central to humanistic education. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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