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ERIC Number: EJ889940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Capstone as Stepping Stone
Castor, Theresa; Leeds-Hurwitz, Wendy
Communication Teacher, v18 n2 p61-64 Apr 2004
To improve the quality of undergraduate education, the Boyer Commission recommended a culminating, senior capstone course experience to help students draw together their undergraduate curriculum. One way to accomplish this culmination is through a student-designed and implemented community service project within the capstone course. In this capstone course, students are asked to solve a problem of their choice. In the process of choosing a problem they can usefully address during their final few months on campus, determining a solution, designing and implementing the solution, and evaluating the results, students discuss how to apply what they have learned in the classroom, including the value of the departmental competencies in adapting their learning to real-life issues. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A