Using Journal Writing to Teach


Secondary and Middle Grades Education

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Spring 1996


This article describes two ways of using journal writing to enhance teaching and learning. The first method describes the use of journal writing to help students become knowledgeable about the history of curriculum development. Students write in the first person as observers of changes in a particular period of curriculum development. The second method describes how journal writing can be used in teacher education to help graduate students critically examine their teaching practices through reflection after being exposed to content.