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Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs.

McDermott, Roger; Brindley, Garry; Eccleston, Gordon

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Roger McDermott

Garry Brindley

Gordon Eccleston



Abstract

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.

Start Date Jun 26, 2010
Publication Date Jun 30, 2010
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Pages 147-151
Institution Citation MCDERMOTT, R., BRINDLEY, G. and ECCLESTON, G. 2010. Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs. In Proceedings of the 15th Innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference (ITiCSE '10), 26-30 June 2010, Ankara, Turkey. New York: ACM [online], pages 147-151. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/1822090.1822132
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/1822090.1822132
Keywords Reflection; Feedback; Blogs; Graduate attributes; Collaborative learning; PDP

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