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ERIC Number: EJ1031979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
"I Will Write to You with My Eyes": Reflective Text and Image Journals in the Undergraduate Classroom
Hyland-Russell, Tara
Studies in Higher Education, v39 n6 p1055-1069 2014
This article reports on a case study into students' perspectives on the use of "cahiers", reflective text and image journals. Narrative interviews and document analysis reveal that "cahiers" can be used effectively to engage students in course content and learning processes. Recent work in transformative learning highlights the need for a holistic approach to learning that prompts deep reflective engagement of the whole person. Results from this study support text and image journals as an effective transformative pedagogical strategy. Student perspectives on keeping "cahiers" revealed five key themes: (1) "cahiers" invited students to engage holistically with course material; (2) "cahiers" facilitated divergent and creative thinking; (3) "cahiers" aided deep learning through ownership of the process and content; (4) essential to student engagement with the "cahiers" was instructor-student dialogue and situating the "cahier" as a safe, reflective place; and (5) central to the way "cahiers" function is their inclusion of images.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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