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ERIC Number: EJ1053702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Journal Writing as a Way to Know Culture: Insights from a Travel Study Abroad Program
Craig, Cheryl J.; Zou, Yali; Poimbeauf, Rita
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v21 n4 p472-489 2015
In this work, we explore journal writing as a way to come to know culture, particularly cultural phenomenon, vastly different from one's own firmly held and enacted beliefs. In this research, we accept the premise that writing is a way of knowing and adopt journal writing as a tool through which students can explore the knowledge they have developed as a result of their academic travel study experiences, all being participants in the China Study Abroad Program. Narrative threads from numerous graduate students' journals are seamed together through the use of narrative inquiry's analytical tools. The narrative exemplars that were created reinforce the personal, social, and professional importance of creating a reflective writing space through which many expressions of culture and students' reflective responses to them can be channeled in productive and potentially transformative ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
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