Here are a series of tools that can be used to support reflection, with a brief discussion of the process, the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The following technologies can support reflection: web logs (‘blogs’) as reflective journals, wikis as collaborative websites, digital storytelling/podcasting, Twitter and social networks. Blogs (Reflective Journal)
Metacognition is an important part of intentional learning , since it involves actively thinking about what you know, what you don’t know, and how you can get better at knowing and applying what you know. A mantra for metacognition State the learning problem with some specificity: identify what you want to know and what you want to do with that knowledge Choose strategies to solve the learning problem—draw upon your own prior knowledge and the knowledge of others Observe how you used the strategies—keep a learning journal or blog Evaluate the results: What worked? What didn’t work? Rinse and repeat: Apply successful strategies to new learning problems
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