Reflection & log
Reflecting & keeping a log –
You don’t know what you mean before you say or write what you think!
When you are learning something new, it is important for you to reflect on what you are doing. It enhances your learning.
Reflecting means mirroring, considering, contemplating, meditating
In order to retain your reflections, you may want to keep a log; you can do that in different ways:
1. A process log
Purpose: To collect material about a process and reflect on the observations
2. A meta-cognitive log
Purpose: To find out about and create awareness of how learning takes place
3. A process or prognosis log
Purpose: To learn a method of evaluation; to evaluate whether project expectations (possible short term or long term effects) will be fulfilled
4. A synthesis log
Purpose: To learn a method of surveying what happened and relating it to the future
5. A communicative log
Purpose: To learn a method of entering into written dialogue
A written dialogue in a communicative log demands
- to ensure that
You may try writing a log in your own language, in which you reflect on your learning process and its results. It is of course up to you to decide whether you want to do that on paper or by creating a blog on the Internet.