ERIC Number: ED408613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
How Dialectic Journals Were Used and Conceptualized in a Grade Three Social Studies Class.
A study examined the use of dialectic (Learning) journals in a grade 3 social studies class during the 1993-94 school year. The topic was "Communities Need Each Other," and categories used for the journals were: (1) What I Learned; (2) What It Means; (3) What It Means To Me and My Family; and (4) What It Means To The World. The eight subjects wrote their own journal entries in groups of four to five. Results indicated that the children saw their journals as a source of enjoyment and the teacher saw the journals as helpful as an evaluation tool. Findings suggest that the dialectic journals were very helpful as a tool to guide the subjects in the reflection, reshaping, and extension of their learning in social studies. (Contains three references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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