Learning log

Learning log

Learning logs are a personalized learning resource for children. In the learning logs, the children record their responses to learning challenges set by their teachers. Each log is a unique record of the child's thinking and learning. The logs are usually a visually oriented development of earlier established models of learning journals, which can become an integral part of the teaching and learning program and have had a major impact on their drive to develop a more independent learner.

Model support

The importance of learners becoming aware of their own thought processes and gaining insights into the strategies they use to resolve problems, or overcome difficulties.Cite book |last=Blagg |first=Nigel |date=1991 |title=Can We Teach Intelligence? |publisher=Lawrence Erlbaum Associates |isbn=0805807934] There is also critical need for students to become actively involved in the process of learning. [Cite book |last=Ashman |first=Adrian F |coauthors=Robert N. F. Conway |title=Using Cognitive Methods in the Classroom |publisher=Routledge |date=1993 |isbn=0415068355]

Research findings indicating that journals of this type are likely to increase metacognition through students becoming more aware of their own thought processes. [Cite book |last=McCrindle |first=A. R. |coauthors=C.A. Christensen |title=The Impact of Learning Journals on Metacognitive and Cognitive Processes and Learning Performance, Vol 5 |pages=167-185 |date=1995] Research using a "thinking book" which investigated the development of reflective thinking skills in children. [Cite book |last=Swan |last=Susan |coauthors=Richard White |title=The Thinking Books |date=1994 |publisher=Falmer Press |isbn=0750702958]

This model of learning logs differs significantly from these earlier models by introducing a greater opportunity for the children to introduce colourful graphic and physical representations to illustrate their thinking and learning, rather than simply relying on the written word. Much of the development of learning logs built on practical classroom applications of mapping and visual tools. [Cite book |last=Caviglioli |first=Oliver |coauthors=Ian Harris |title=Mapwise:Accelerated Learning Through Visible Thinking |date=2000 |publisher=Network Educational Press |isbn=1855390590] [Cite book |last=Caviglioli |first=Oliver |coauthors=Ian Harris |title=Thinking Skills & Eye Q: Visual Tools for Raising Intelligence |date=2002 |publisher=Network Educational Press |isbn=1855390914] This has generated a motivation to engage in the process of reflective learning in students who have had more difficulty in expressing themselves through the conventional written form. The use of the learning logs has extended now to schools in Australia, Canada and Thailand in addition to their extensive use in schools throughout the UK. An outline of some of the practical applications of the learning logs along with a number of illustrations of the innovative thinking which has emerged as a product of this visual learning tool. [Cite book |last=Powell |first=Robert |title=Personalised Learning in the Classroom date=2006 |publisher=Robert Powell Publications Ltd |isbn=1901841251]

Use and scope of learning logs

The process of using learning logs involves developing thinking and learning skills, which are enhanced by a peer partnership system. In this peer system, the children are encouraged to discuss and share their thoughts, as well as to develop their learning logs in a collaborative way. They also give the opportunity for the students to provide feedback to their teachers in order to help extend and elaborate their understanding.

The learning log allows teachers to quickly and easily share weekly teaching objectives with the children. Once set up the children then take the lead role in sharing and developing their knowledge and understanding and displaying this in a range of styles. The learning log is not an in depth assessment tool but more of a snapshot of what the students have or have not understood in their lesson material.

The learning log can be used at any key stage and for a range of learning activities. It addresses the current creative agenda and has had considerable success with students of a more challenging nature.

ee also

*Educational psychology


External links

* [http://www.learninglogs.co.uk Learning Logs Online]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • LEArning EDvantage — is the official website of most Singapore Schools.In line with syllabus changes affecting Primary Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics, Sciences and Humanities, LEAD is launching a new set of interactive courseware.In December 2006, Learning… …   Wikipedia

  • LOG — file (Computing » File Extensions) ** Logistics (Governmental » Military) * Longview, Washington USA (Regional » Airport Codes) * Low Organized Games (Community » Sports) * Learning Outcome Guide (Community » Educational) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • log — ▪ I. log log 1 [lɒg ǁ lɒːg, lɑːg] verb logged PTandPP logging PRESPART [transitive] 1. to make a record of each time that something happens: • The new system logs every …   Financial and business terms

  • Log Cabin (University of Pittsburgh) — The Log Cabin at the University of Pittsburgh is located near Forbes Avenue, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, adjacent to the Cathedral of Learning. The 19th century log cabin symbolizes Pitt’s original log cabin home through the… …   Wikipedia

  • E-learning — For the term online learning as used in machine learning, see Online machine learning. E learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked learning or not …   Wikipedia

  • Decision tree learning — This article is about decision trees in machine learning. For the use of the term in decision analysis, see Decision tree. Decision tree learning, used in statistics, data mining and machine learning, uses a decision tree as a predictive model… …   Wikipedia

  • Virtual learning environment — Defined largely by usage, the term virtual learning environment (VLE) has most, if not all, of the following salient properties: It is Web based It uses Web 2.0 tools for rich 2 way interaction It includes a content management system It models… …   Wikipedia

  • M-Learning — oder mobile learning bedeutet Mobiles Lernen. Der Begriff M Learning ist nicht eindeutig definiert, ist aber abgeleitet von dem Begriff des E Learning. Unter M Learning wird allgemein das Lernen mit portablen ubiquitären Medien bzw. mobilen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Deep learning — is a sub field within machine learning that uses deep architectures to model complex relationships among data. Such models have proven to be effective feature extractors over high dimensional, structured data (Hinton – Scholarpedia, 2009)[1]. One …   Wikipedia

  • Carpe Diem e-Learning Community — is a charter school for grades 6–12 in Yuma, Arizona.The school is unique, since students do all their work on computers, using the Florida Virtual School curriculum. The school has their own website where the students log in to do their work,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”