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ERIC Number: EJ901286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Connecting Critical Reflection and Group Development in Online Adult Education Classrooms
Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Barnett, Nicole
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v19 n1 p43-52 2007
This qualitative multi-case study explored the space where critical reflection and group development met within the online environment for the adult learner. Using critical reflection with adult learners through their responses to Stephen Brookfield's (1995) Critical Incident Questionnaire (CIQ) in the online environment precipitated instructional effectiveness by unearthing reactions to the online environment and provided a consistent framework for assessing group development. The study context included two sixteen-week, online, asynchronous graduate courses on adult teaching strategies at a research-intensive university located in Midwestern United States. The findings reflected evidence of Tuckman's (1965) and Tuckman and Jensen's (1977) group development sequence of forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning within both courses. The analysis and implications were related to critical reflection, group development, the online environment, and adult learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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