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Health and physical education pre-service teacher perceptions of journals as a reflective tool in experience-based learning

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O'Connell, T and Dyment, J, Health and physical education pre-service teacher perceptions of journals as a reflective tool in experience-based learning, European Physical Education Review, 17, (2) pp. 135-151. ISSN 1356-336X (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1177/1356336X11413181

Abstract

The pedagogical use of journals as a reflective tool has been used in many academic disciplines. Researchers have studied the effectiveness of implementing journal writing as an academic exercise, and results have generally touted journals as a successful means of encouraging learning and reflection. However, little is known about how students perceive journal writing, particularly with pre-service Health and Physical Education teachers who are often inundated by attempts to make them into ‘reflective practitioners’ (Scho¨ n, 1983). The purpose of this study was to examine journal writing perceptions of Health and Physical Education pre-service teachers who participated in an experience-based learning activity. Results from this exploratory study indicate that journaling is appreciated by some pre-service teachers. While it supports the findings of previous studies that journaling can be an effective pedagogical technique, it raises the question as to whether or not journaling is for every student, particularly when considering academic specialization.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teacher and Instructor Development
Author:Dyment, J (Dr Janet Dyment)
ID Code:73475
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-10-11
Last Modified:2014-12-23
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