Journey or destination: A study of experiential education, reflection, and cognitive development

written by admin on May 8, 2015 in Internships with no comments Schutte, K. J. (2007). Journey or destination: A study of experiential education, reflection, and cognitive development. Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships, 41 (1) , 118-129.

Using an experimental design, the study examines the role of reflection in the cognitive development of students in internship.  Defines “internship” and “reflection” and describes the structure of the internship experience focused on in the study.  Concludes that critical reflection is not a natural skill for most students and must be taught and guided by faculty.  Implications for practitioners and scholars are discussed.