One of the features of the REACT project was that there was a fairly fixed aspects of the process. These were designed to provide some scaffolding and direction to those who are new to writing, without providing too much constraint.
The process includes:
The REACT process is intended to enable collaboration and peer review of innovations both before and after they are implemented. Before publication each REACT paper must go through the following 7-step process:
- A problem or need associated with teaching and learning is identified.
- Reflection and use of the literature to identify potential solutions to the problem or need. The literature is also used to inform a comparison between possible solutions. At this point the author will have completed the first 6 sections of their REACT paper (Abstract, Context, Problem, Desires, Approaches and Implementation).
- Their paper is presented and peer-reviewed at a writer’s workshop.
- Ideas from the writer’s workshop are used to improve the proposed solution.
- The proposed solution is implemented and evaluated.
- That experience is used to complete the remaining two sections of the REACT paper format (Experience and Conclusions).
- The completed paper undergoes an anonymous, peer-review process prior to publication in the e-journal, Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development.
Writer’s workshops are an idea adopted from the creative writing community. They are a positive, friendly, and collaborative process for drawing on different perspectives to improve a piece of writing.
For more information about writer’s workshops refer to http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/writersworkshop.html
Papers produced using the REACT process are invited for submission to the online journal, Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development (SLEID). SLEID includes a section dedicated to the publication of REACT papers that have met the requirements of the peer review process.
Papers must be submitted using the web-based submission process.