ERIC Number: EJ1169494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Blogs to Support Reflection in Teacher Education
Hall, Leigh A.
Literacy Research and Instruction, v57 n1 p26-43 2018
The use of blogging as an instructional practice has the potential to reshape teacher education. The purpose of this year-long project was to examine how blogging worked to support inservice K through 12 literacy teachers' professional development. I found that the blogging that occurred in this study demonstrated that, without support, teachers are unlikely to engage in critical reflection either in their writing of blog posts or in the comments they leave. However, providing structures that support critical reflection can reshape how teachers approach blogging and shift how they view literacy learning and instruction. How teacher educators engage with blogging as a tool is critical to supporting deep reflection.
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Teachers, Faculty Development, Reflection, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Communities of Practice, Formative Evaluation, Masters Programs, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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