Think-alouds are a validated data collection method that have been used across disciplines in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Scholarly teachers in CSD can use think-alouds to uncover the cognitive processes students use when completing case-based learning assignments. The purpose of the study was to identify and describe graduate students’ thought processes when planning for AAC assessment and intervention during think-aloud tasks. A total of 19 CSD graduate students were given cases and completed think-alouds in groups while planning for AAC assessment and intervention. Students’ think-alouds were recorded, transcribed, and then coded using the revised Bloom’s taxonomy. All groups engaged in cognitive processes representing each level of thinking in the taxonomy, but data analysis revealed differences across groups in the complexity of cognitive processes used during the think-alouds. The researchers present considerations for CSD instructors related to incorporating think-alouds in the classroom.
Sauerwein, A. M.,
Thistle, J. J.
Cognitive Processes Used by Graduate Students During Case-Based AAC Assessment and Intervention Think-Aloud Tasks.
Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 7(2).