The pedagogical basis of a project aimed at encouraging students to engage in reflective activities using blogs to document their learning experiences is described. It also gives some details of the practical implementation of this work. Activities which scaffold the process are discussed, together with a description of some difficulties that arise when the informal aspects of blogging conflict with the desire to use the reflective work as formal evidence of learning in a personal development portfolio.
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