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ERIC Number: ED522676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
A Weblog as a Tool for Reflection for English Language Learners
Hajizadeh, Reza
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Teachers have reported a number of benefits for language learners keeping blogs; however, none of the available research focuses on the potential for a blog to be a medium for reflecting on learning. This paper draws on preliminary data collected from male and female Iranian college students. Forty students kept voluntary blogs in their free time throughout a semester they spent. The students usually wrote about everyday activities, but they also used their blogs to write their reflections about their language learning. In particular, the students discussed feelings about their exam results, occasions when they were disappointed in their spoken English, goals that they set for themselves and ways in which their classroom learning helped them in everyday situations. The findings suggest that blogs could be one tool for teachers to use in order to encourage students to reflect on their learning. (Contains 1 table and 1 chart.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran