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Guided and Unguided Student Reflections
written by Amanda Matheson, Laura A. Wood, Elizabeth Hane, and Scott V. Franklin
Self-reflection is important metacognitive skill, enabling students to build coherence into their learning and embed content in a broader context. While various pedagogical techniques exist to encourage student reflection, little research has examined the differences between formally guided, partially guided and unguided reflections. This study focuses on student responses to online Guided Reflection Forms (GRFs) from students in a first-semester non-physics class and, separately, a sophomore-level Vibrations & Waves course for physics majors, and compares these guided reflections with partially guided and unguided journals from a STEM enrichment summer program for incoming college students. A previously developed coding scheme was used on guided reflections and the LIWC computational linguistics tool used to confirm the distinct nature of the categories. A new coding scheme was created and validated for the unguided journals. We find that both guided and unguided reflections elicit metacognitive and reflective practice, although of measurably different frequencies and kinds.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 264-267
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
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- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Problem Solving
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Metadata instance created February 26, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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A. Matheson, L. Wood, E. Hane, and S. Franklin, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14589&DocID=4766).
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A. Matheson, L. Wood, E. Hane, and S. Franklin, Guided and Unguided Student Reflections, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14589&DocID=4766>.
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Matheson, A., Wood, L., Hane, E., & Franklin, S. (2017, July 26-27). Guided and Unguided Student Reflections. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved September 19, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14589&DocID=4766
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Matheson, A, L. Wood, E. Hane, and S. Franklin. "Guided and Unguided Student Reflections." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14589&DocID=4766 (accessed 19 September 2020).
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Matheson, Amanda, Laura Wood, Elizabeth Hane, and Scott Franklin. "Guided and Unguided Student Reflections." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 264-267 of PER Conference. 19 Sep. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14589&DocID=4766>.
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