60-Second SoTL – Episode 17

This week’s episode features an open-access article from Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South and examines what reflection on authentic tasks can illuminate about student learning:

Bester, Johannes, and Erica Pretorius. 2022. “Linking Reflective and Authentic Learning: Encouraging Deeper Learning Experiences in a First-Year Civil Engineering Module at a University in South Africa.” Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South 6 (3): 108-122. https://doi.org/10.36615/sotls.v6i3.251

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The episode was hosted by Jessie L. Moore, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and Professor of Professional Writing & Rhetoric. 60-Second SoTL is produced by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University.

Read More about Reflection

  • Ash, Sarah L., and Patti H. Clayton. 2004. “The Articulated Learning: An Approach to Guided Reflection and Assessment.” Innovative Higher Education 29 (2): 137-154.
  • Ash, Sarah L., and Patti H. Clayton. 2009. “Generating, Deepening, and Documenting Learning: The Power of Critical Reflection in Applied Learning.” Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education 1(Fall): 25-48.
  • Chick, Nancy L.; Karis, Terri; and Kernahan, Cyndi. 2009. “Learning from Their Own Learning: How Metacognitive and Meta-affective Reflections Enhance Learning in Race-Related Courses.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 3 (1): Article 16. https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2009.030116
  • Hansen, Sarah L. 2019. “Using Reflection to Promote Career-based Learning in Student Dmployment.” New Directions for Student Leadership 162: 61-73. https://doi.org/10.1002/yd.20334
  • Păun, Emil, and Simona Sava. 2019. “The Reflective Dimension of Learning in Adulthood.” Journal of Educational Sciences 39 (1): 48-57.
  • Ryan, Mary, and Michael Ryan. 2013. “Theorising a Model for Teaching and Assessing Reflective Learning in Higher Education.” Higher Education Research & Development 32 (2): 244-257. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2012.661704
  • Schön, Donald A. 1983. The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. New York: Basic Books.

Read More about Authentic Learning

  • Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (“HEQCO”). 2016. A Practical Guide for Work-Integrated Learning: Effective Practices to Enhance the Educational Quality of Structured Work Experiences Offered through Colleges and Universities. Ontario: Queen’s Printer for Ontario. https://heqco.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/HEQCO_WIL_Guide_ENG_ACC.pdf
  • Ornellas, Adriana, Kajsa Falkner, and Eva Edman Stålbrandt. 2018. “Enhancing Graduates’ Employability Skills through Authentic Learning Approaches.” Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning 9 (1): 107-12.