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Reflective journals approach to improve students' learning


Ramasamy, Sumathy (2010) Reflective journals approach to improve students' learning. In: Lifelong Learning International Conference 2010 (3LInC’10), 10 - 12 November 2010, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Reflective learning journals encourage students to become active learners. Journal writing provides students with an opportunity to contextualize new information and to make sense of what they are learning. This study investigates the effects of reflective learning journals on students’ learning and their overall performance in their course. 150 students from a preuniversity business course participated in this study. A total of 75 students known as the intervention group were given a reflective journal writing assignment which contributed to 10% of their coursework. The comparison group consisted of 75 students who did not have the journal assignment. Both groups were taught by the same instructor using the same textbook and had to complete similar assignments except for the journal assignment. A survey using questionnaires and student interviews was carried out on the intervention group to collect data and obtain feedback on their journal writing experiences. The final marks for both groups were compared to see if the reflective journal writing had contributed positively to the overall performance of the students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by Executive Development Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Executive Development Centre
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2011 08:12
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2011 08:12
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1969

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