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ERIC Number: EJ932619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Student-Directed Learning: An Exercise in Student Engagement
Gibson, Laura
College Teaching, v59 n3 p95-101 2011
Student engagement and retention is a concern of many university professors. To engage sophomore-level students in a Sociology of Aging class, I challenged them to design the course in a way that would make the outcome personally meaningful to them. The class was asked to identify specific learning objectives related to the university's course catalog description, to choose assignments that would evaluate their learning, to weight assignments based upon their perception of importance, and to designate due dates for assignments. A qualitative review of their feedback on this exercise is provided. (Contains 1 table and 10 notes.)
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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