Fostering Reflective Practice with Mobile Technologies

Bernardo Tabuenca, Dominique Verpoorten, Stefaan Ternier, Wim Westera, Marcus Specht
2012 European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning  
During 2 school days and 2 days off, 37 college pupils were offered a daily reflection and reporting exercise about how (intensity and channels) they learnt in the day. This pilot experiment had 2 purposes: a) to assess the extent to which the mobile phone can be used as an instrument to develop awareness about learning and b) to explore how young people attend to their identity as (lifelong) learners when they are prompted to reflect on this theme. Results show that students accepted to answer
more » ... questions about learning on own mobile appliances and outside school hours. The study also provides indications that getting aware of and reflecting about their identity as (professional) learners is not a common and/or understood practice for the participants. These findings, which questions the common life of young people from a learning perspective, are discussed in the light of the call to breed mindful, responsible and committed learners.
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