Experience or Expertise?: Evaluating and Improving Student Critical Reflection
KeywordsAssessment critical reflection experiential learning
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
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AbstractUtilizing data on critical reflection scores, student characteristics, and instructor experience from UNCW’s Quality Enhancement Program, we investigate factors influencing the quality and benefits of student critical reflections. After examining the role of student experiences, faculty training, and other factors, initial analyses suggest that instructor familiarity with implementing critical reflection has a much stronger impact than students’ prior experiences. The interactive presentation format consists of outlining the assessment process, discussing interactively the potential variables correlated to critical reflection, presenting full results (quantitative and qualitative), and guiding participants thru actionable steps to enhance critical reflection practices and benefits at their institutions.