Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2017 (ICTTE 2017)

An Activity using a Personal Blog as Reflective Learning among University Students in Academic Writing Course

Authors
Khotimah Mahmudah, Nur Drajati
Corresponding Author
Khotimah Mahmudah
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-17.2017.59How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Innovation in Teaching; Learning; and Assessment of Teacher Training and Education
Abstract

A blog has long been used in the field of education in which it is still a blog designed for certain groups and purposes. While the use of students' personal blog is still rarely used. In responding to the case, a teacher has several creative ways to deliver academic writing materials to the students. One of those ways utilizes a task which uses a personal blog as a platform in the process of learning. This paper reports on a case study, which involves 30 freshmen of postgraduate students. The objectives were to create an opportunity for students to express personal opinions about certain topics and interests in writing blog entries, and to investigate the perspectives of an activity using a blog as reflective learning among university students. The researcher collected the data from observing blog pages, and doing document analysis. Because this research was seen from the perspectives, it needed an in-depth interview. The finding reveals that creating blog entries have a positive impact on students' writing skill, and encourage students' motivation to produce an academic writing in the context of English for Foreign language. The implication is that blogging activity has several benefits to students for enhancing deep critical thinking.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2017 (ICTTE 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-411-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-17.2017.59How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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