ERIC Number: EJ1104549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluation of Student Reflection as a Route to Improve Oral Communication
Mineart, Kenneth P.; Cooper, Matthew E.
Chemical Engineering Education, v50 n3 p176-192 Sum 2016
This study describes the use of guided self-reflection and peer feedback activities to improve student oral communication in a large ChE class (n ~ 100) setting. Student performance tracked throughout an experimental semester indicated both reflection activities accelerated improvement in oral communication over control; student perception of the method is also positive. Use of guided reflection activities as described here was found to add a modest 8.5 minutes/student group of active time investment for instructors.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Reflection, Speech Communication, Feedback (Response), Science Activities, Student Improvement, Student Attitudes, Peer Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Centered Learning
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.che.ufl.edu/cee
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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