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ERIC Number: EJ854932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Developing Responsible Learners: The Power of Intentional Mental Processing
Wiersema, Janice A.; Licklider, Barbara L.
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v7 n1 p16-33 May 2007
Most college students do not habitually do the deep thinking that will allow them to take their learning beyond the acquisition of knowledge. This paper examines the findings from a phenomenological study of eight students involved in an interdisciplinary community focused on developing responsible, life-long learners. Students identified both the myriad ways the learning opportunities had been structured to engage them in thinking and the impacts of the resultant deep reflection on their learning. Implications are that educators must do more asking than telling until students learn to ask and answer the challenging questions on their own.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A