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The Use of Electronic Journaling to Support and Promote the Concept of Reflective Practice with Pre-Service Language Teachers PROCEEDINGS

, University of Calgary, Alberta Canada, Canada

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper examines the use of an electronic journaling as a tool to promote the development of reflective practice among pre-service language teachers during their second year of field experience The outcomes of a pilot project provided new insights about how the use of an electronic journaling with pre-service language teachers supports and promotes reflective practice through online critical reflection, inquiry, problem solving and collaboration. This paper first explores the notion of reflective practice (Schon, 1983) as being a crucial part of the learning and teaching development of pre-service teachers. It discusses how the use of electronic journaling, through a process of electronic posting (blog), contributes to the development of reflective practice. This paper also explores the potential of electronic journaling in promoting a deeper critical thinking process and action taking and how it can contribute to the evolvement of the teaching practice among pre-service teachers.

Citation

Pellerin, M. (2008). The Use of Electronic Journaling to Support and Promote the Concept of Reflective Practice with Pre-Service Language Teachers. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3889-3894). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 19, 2017 from .

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