Free-choice learning at informal settings among undergraduates is relatively understudied. The purpose of the current study was to qualitatively describe what goals biology students set for themselves during an intervention at a regional zoo, and to describe what types of goals students were able to fulfill during this learning opportunity. Based on student responses on this assessment administered in Fall 2018, we aimed to refine the Goal-Setting Assessment, and give context to our initial findings. Specifically, we intended to refine this assessment so that the items are broad enough to be used both in formal classrooms and out-of-school environments.
Heim, Ashley Barbara and Holt, Emily A., "Call of the Wild: A Qualitative Analysis of Goal-Setting among Biology Undergraduates at a Regional Zoo" (2020). Teaching and Assessment Symposium. 7.