ERIC Number: EJ680977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-1
Collaborative Journalling as a Professional Development Tool
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v28 n3 p321-332 Aug 2004
Drawing on a research project which focused on the role reflective learning tools have in bringing about change to practice, this paper describes how nine practitioners from four different professions enhanced their professional practice by contributing to a collaborative journal. An analysis of the journal revealed four key themes: practice-related learning, professional philosophies, personal learning and growth, and reflective practices. It was also apparent that contributors used the journal for five specific purposes: to connect with one another, pose questions, discuss ideas, share stories and advance understanding. This article outlines the collaborative journalling process used in this project and demonstrates how this reflective learning tool can lead to professional development gains.
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Reflective Teaching, Professional Development, Cooperation, Discourse Analysis, Written Language, Interpersonal Communication, Professional Occupations, Learning Activities
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