ERIC Number: EJ1080537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Reflective Practices among Language Arts Teachers: The Use of Weblogs
Ray, Beverly B.; Coulter, Gail A.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v8 n1 p6-26 2008
Reflection is considered an important aspect of teacher practice. Researchers examined 21 teacher-created language arts blogs to determine whether randomly selected entries within the blogs demonstrated reflection on professional practice. In addition, entries were examined to determine the depth of reflective practice. The amount and depth of reflective practice was measured by a researcher-created rubric. Results indicated that all language arts teachers in the study used their blogs as reflective journals and that the depth of reflection occurring in the blogs varied from casual reflection (i.e., regarding the proceedings of the school day) to metareflective posts that could lead to changes in practice.
Descriptors: Reflection, Teaching Methods, Language Arts, English Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Electronic Journals, Reflective Teaching, Technology Uses in Education, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Scoring Rubrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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