Jessica Furgerson offered an important call to action by arguing Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives should be applied as a way to evaluate research skill acquisition in forensics participation. I have used her analysis as a way to show that more than just understanding what we do (and should do) in forensics, we should use theory to guide team goal-setting and program evaluation. In addition, I have argued forensics program administrators should establish theory-based program evaluation using Bandura’s social cognitive theory to demonstrate the value forensics offers to the overall university education mission.
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Diers, Audra R.
"Help? Not if You Don’t Know What to Look for: Applying Social Cognitive Theory to Program Evaluation in Competitive Forensics,"
Speaker & Gavel: Vol. 49
, Article 6.
Available at: http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/speaker-gavel/vol49/iss2/6