Diary-Based Strategy Assessment and its Relationship to Performance in a Group of Trainee Teachers

Nov. 15, 2007

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 23, Issue 8, November 2007, Pages 1334-1344

Our work is based on the study of learning strategies used by a group of trainee teachers in a real learning situation, and how this use of strategies influences the results of the learning process. We use a diary as a tool to assess the learning strategies and compare the results obtained with those using an inventory. Our findings indicate that the deliberate use of strategies (measured by diaries) has a positive effect on knowledge acquisition, with the qualitative analysis method of the verbal protocols noted in the diaries proving more valuable than the use of traditional inventories.

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