Proposal Title

The Impact of Reflection on Teaching and Learning

Proposal Abstract

This presentation focuses on a study of the impact of a community-engagement academic program and living-learning community during its initial implementation. VCU ASPiRE is an innovative living-learning community with a commitment to community engagement. The program reflects an innovative residential experience that transforms students into engaged students and acts as a powerful force for positive social change in the community. Our mission is to enrich and deepen students' understanding of their capacity to create positive change in communities through coursework, co-curricular activities, and a vibrant residential experience. This study investigated the use of reflective practice in core courses to assess the impact of the program on students. Emergent theme analysis demonstrates that the impact of the program is consistently across the intellectual, career, and socio-emotional areas. Specific study results will be presented. The presenters and audience will engage in a discussion of the study implications as well as the potential utilization of study results.

Location

Room 115

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 27th, 4:00 PM Mar 27th, 4:45 PM

The Impact of Reflection on Teaching and Learning

Room 115

This presentation focuses on a study of the impact of a community-engagement academic program and living-learning community during its initial implementation. VCU ASPiRE is an innovative living-learning community with a commitment to community engagement. The program reflects an innovative residential experience that transforms students into engaged students and acts as a powerful force for positive social change in the community. Our mission is to enrich and deepen students' understanding of their capacity to create positive change in communities through coursework, co-curricular activities, and a vibrant residential experience. This study investigated the use of reflective practice in core courses to assess the impact of the program on students. Emergent theme analysis demonstrates that the impact of the program is consistently across the intellectual, career, and socio-emotional areas. Specific study results will be presented. The presenters and audience will engage in a discussion of the study implications as well as the potential utilization of study results.