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ERIC Number: EJ901635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Defining Intellectual Safety in the College Classroom
Call, Carolyne M.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v18 n3 p19-37 2007
The author investigated college students' perceptions of intellectual safety by posing research questions designed to elicit a definition of intellectual safety and the elements needed to create an intellectually safe environment. Participants included undergraduate and graduate students drawn from three institutions. All students filled out a questionnaire designed for the study, with what they perceived to be an intellectually safe or threatening environment providing the basis for a definition of intellectual safety. Implications for education are presented, including an emphasis on relationships in the classroom and instructors' self-reflective practices. The author concludes that further study of this topic with a more diverse sample is warranted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A