We were asked to examine Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education by Chickering and Gamson’s (1987). This is a suggested framework for post-secondary classrooms to encourage higher student participation and learning. Bates and Poole (2003) also developed The Sections framework as a guide to help educators and institutions make informed choices about the selection and use of technologies. In our examination of the two frameworks we needed to analyse the one which appealed to us the most and provide a rationale for it.
For me Chickering and Gamson’s principles had an immediate appeal for many reasons.