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ERIC Number: EJ957106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Using a "Small Moments" Writing Strategy to Help Undergraduate Students Reflect on Their Service-Learning Experiences
Bleicher, Robert E.; Correia, Manuel G.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v15 n4 p27-56 Dec 2011
This study examines a "small moments" writing strategy to nurture reflection in undergraduate college students participating in a course-based service-learning activity. Using grounded theory methodology to analyze reflection journal entries, the authors identified themes that indicate that, by writing "small moments" reflection journal entries, undergraduate students demonstrate awareness that can build insight, identify discrepancies, increase awareness of community, solve problems, and build confidence. Writing "small moments" reflections allowed the constructivist nature of student learning in a service-learning setting to become visible and evident to both the students and the instructors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California