Can reflective and executive control skills be fostered online?
McLoughlin, C. E & Luca, J. (2003). Can reflective and executive control skills be fostered online?. 2G. Crisp, D. Thiele, I. Scholten. 653-657. Adelaide, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/adelaide03/docs/pdf/653.pdf
One of the crises facing the professions is the scepticism surrounding the nature of professional knowledge and whether individuals can cope with the increased complexity of society and the changing demands of the workplace. In order to develop these skills students need to be able to reflect on their learning experiences, integrate them with prior knowledge, self-evaluate and develop decision-making and planning processes. The development of reflexivity is presented in the context of an online tertiary unit where students proceed through the cycle of action, reflection, planning and abstract conceptualisation by engaging in a range of collaborative tasks including peer assessment and problem solving.
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