Reflective Practices Among Language Arts Teachers: The Use of Weblogs

Apr. 15, 2008

Source: Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2008

Reflection is considered an important aspect of teacher practice. Researchers examined 21 teacher-created language arts blogs to determine whether randomly selected entries within the blogs demonstrated reflection on professional practice. In addition, entries were examined to determine the depth of reflective practice.

The amount and depth of reflective practice was measured by a researcher-created rubric. Results indicated that all language arts teachers in the study used their blogs as reflective journals and that the depth of reflection occurring in the blogs varied from casual reflection (i.e., regarding the proceedings of the school day) to metareflective posts that could lead to changes in practice.

Updated: Nov. 26, 2008