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Blog: A tool for reflective practice in teacher education?
Chan,Kan Kan1; Ridgway,Jim2
Conference Name3rd International Conference on Education and Information Systems
Source Publication3rd International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, EISTA 2005, Proceedings
Conference DateJUL 14-17, 2005
Conference PlaceOrlando, FL

To prepare teachers for work in a rapid ly changing, information rich and technology based society, teacher educators are looking for ways to stimulate teacher's awareness of technology and to enhance their communicative and reflective thinking. This article explores the use of web-based diaries (blogs) as a tool to support reflective practice. A brief overview is offered of the educational potential of blogs. An exploratory experience of integrating blogs into teacher education is described. Blogs supported tutor-student communication, but not student-student communication; there was little evidence that blogs supported student reflection. Suggestions for future actions are made in terms of the need to reward certain kinds of student activity, and to embed a culture of assessment for learning into a predominantly Confucian culture of education.

KeywordBlogs Communication Educational Technology Reflection Weblogs
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Indexed ByCPCI
WOS Research AreaComputer Science ; Education & Educational Research
WOS SubjectComputer Science, Information Systems ; Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications ; Education & Educational Research
WOS IDWOS:000243711100068
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Document TypeConference paper
CollectionFaculty of Education
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education, University of Macau,Macao
2.School of Education, University of Durham,United Kingdom
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Chan,Kan Kan,Ridgway,Jim. Blog: A tool for reflective practice in teacher education?[C],2005:333-338.
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