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ERIC Number: EJ778950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Using E-Mail to Support Reflective Narration
de Vries, Bregje; van der Meij, Hans
International Journal of Educational Research, v39 n8 p829-838 2003
This article presents an exploratory study of e-mail use for reflective narration. Narration is viewed from three perspectives: the narrating act, the narrative statement, and the story. These perspectives are used to characterize the 69 e-mails that were exchanged between 13 groups of children from three primary schools. The findings show that e-mail narration has monologic and dialogic qualities, and leads to cognitive and personal reflections on the learning task. We conclude that e-mail can serve a meaningful function in a narrative curriculum aimed at experiential inquiry. In addition, we suggest a need for future research that adopts a broad view of learning that includes different kinds of dialogues and values affective as well as cognitive aspects of these dialogues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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