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ERIC Number: EJ894371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
A Deconstructive Pedagogy
Uba, Laura
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v19 n1 p103-125 2008
This article describes a four-pronged pedagogical protocol for teaching undergraduates how to deconstruct statements, including a list of deconstructive considerations students learn to apply. The protocol also encourages oral participation in class discussions. Three assessment measures demonstrate the protocol's effectiveness: (1) a qualitative comparison of homework assignments, (2) student evaluations of the protocol, and (3) term paper quality. The quality of the ideas evidenced by students using the protocol are superior to the analyses produced at the beginning of the semester. Quotations from student papers are included to give readers a sense of the quality of ideas students produced. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A