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ERIC Number: ED354520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Journals as Part of the Learning Process.
Geddes, LaDonna McMurray
Within the education environment, writing journals are being used across the curriculum and for a variety of purposes--they are often recognized as a means for prompting students to apply the perspective of a particular discipline to their own lives or to facilitate their gaining perspective on personal transitions. Successful use of journals in the education arena incorporate three things: (1) a definition of what is meant by the term "journal" in the particular discipline or class; (2) a decision regarding how the use of a journal will be integrated into the teacher's instructional practices; and (3) a determination of the method, if any, of formally evaluating journal entries/activities. Keeping a journal provides students in introductory courses with a directed opportunity to apply the critical thought processes to course content, class environment, teaching strategies, and individual lives and careers. Journal writing is a natural, effective tool for use in a classroom environment: a tool for facilitating critical thinking and the application of communication concepts to daily life. (Contains 39 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A