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ERIC Number: EJ906469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Applied and Transformed Understanding in Introductory Psychology: Analysis of a Final Essay Assignment
Clark, Kevin M.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v10 n3 p41-57 Nov 2010
This paper describes a case study of the impact of the introductory psychology course on students' understanding of their life experiences and course-related ideas. Student responses to a final essay assignment were analyzed to construct composites for areas of applied and transformed understanding. Results are important for psychology teachers and general educators seeking to better understand the potential applicability of course concepts to students' lives. The study also has broader cross-disciplinary relevance in demonstrating the use of the final essay assignment for promoting concept application and reflection and for assessing the impact of our courses on student understanding. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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