Reference : Fostering reflective thinking about information in 5th graders with blogs: how helpfu...
Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings : Unpublished conference
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Education & instruction
Fostering reflective thinking about information in 5th graders with blogs: how helpful are learning supports?
Thoss, Jennifer mailto [> >]
Reuter, Robert mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) >]
10th Annual Conference of European Association on Practitioner Research on Improving Learning
24-27 November 2015
Université du Luxembourg & EAPRIL
[en] Reflective Thinking ; Media & Information Literacy ; Blogging
[en] This study is about fostering media and information literacy and, more precisely, reflective thinking about information in 5th graders. A learning scenario integrating weblogs into a class by providing learning tasks, learning supports and learning resources was elaborated and tested. The class was divided into a test group and a control group, which did not receive learning supports. Over five weeks the pupil´s degree of reflection was measured by analysing their blog posts by means of pre-defined evaluation criteria. We also observed them while blogging and recorded our impressions. The results showed that, against our expectation, the pupils of the test group were less reflexive in their posts than the ones of the control group. However, we observed that the test group pupils verbally expressed many reflections, which they did not write down in their posts. This suggests that our learning scenario comprised of learning tasks, resources and supports promoted reflective thinking about information of all the pupils even if this is not recognisable in their posts.
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