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LAT 24 Contemporary Issues Journal
Complexity involved in:
Preparation Low 225-229
In-class implementation Low-Moderate
Analysis High
Brief Description"Students look for recent events or developments in the real world that are related to their coursework readings and assignments, then analyze these current affairs to identify the connections to course material in entries that they write in a journal."

 Purpose"This technique deepens student understanding of course-related ideas and concepts and guides them in applying them to “the real world.” It helps students understand themselves in relation to that course content. It also can catalyze student curiosity. It makes material from coursework more relevant to them, which stimulates their motivation to learn it. It also provides an outlet for reflecting upon what they have learned, thus deepening the learning." — Learning Assessment Techniques, Barkley, EF and Major, CH, 2016

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