Student-Generated Resource Guides on Selected Topics Within a Discipline

October 30, 2006

In addition to learning basic course content, our method provides students with independent learning opportunities, a distinct advantage for more self-directed students (Boud, 1988; Brookfield, 1981; Dressel & Thompson, 1973; Marshall & Rowland, 1993; Moore, 1973). Independent learning occurs when students create resource guides after selecting a specific topic to study within the discipline. For example, a psychology student may create a resource guide on the topic of depression. Given that depression is a common mental disorder, there is a vast amount of information available about it, both in the scientific literature and in the popular media.

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