Reflective Writing and the Research Process

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As librarian educator, I am always looking for ways to collaborate with teaching faculty to help students become more critical and thoughtful researchers. Recently, I had the good fortune to collaborate with a firstyear English composition instructor, Daniel Schall, to explore the idea of using reflective writing as a teaching and assessment tool. While faculty in English composition are familiar with the use of reflective writing, this strategy may be less often employed in the field of librarianship. This article details a pilot assessment project to learn how reflective writing might be used to teach and assess student research and information literacy skills in a first-year composition course.


Published in Intersection, the quarterly publication for the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education [AALHE], Fall 2016.