STUDENTS’ JOURNAL WRITING : PROMOTING REFLECTIVE LEARNING ON STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION AND COMPREHENSION TOWARDS STUDENTS’ SELF-AWARENESS AND CRITICAL THINKING DEVELOPMENT IN ENGLISH AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM


ICETA 7 || 7th International Conference on Educational Technology of Adi Buana
Conference Proceedings || 13 Maret 2016 || ISBN: 978-979-3870-50-2
Penerbit : Universitas PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya

Penulis  : Salim Nabhan

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Abstract

Reflective learning has been supporting the teaching and learning process. Literature suggests several methods to encorage student’s reflection.The aim of the research is to investigate the use of journal writing to know students’ perception and comprehension about teaching and learning process in English as Foreign Language Classroom towards student’s self awareness and  critical thinking. A qualitative research was conducted. The students’ learning experinces through portfolio in the form of journal were analysed for data of the research. The subject of the research was the first year students of English Education Department, University of PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya, Indonesia. The Students attended one semester (16 meetings) program of Intensive English Course as one of the subjects in the English Education Department.  The information obtained from the students was based on researcher’s experience in utilizing the journal as a reflective medium in the classroom. The result indicated that the journal helped students to recognize their feeling and create deeper insight of English teaching and learning towards self-awarness and critical thinking development.

keywords : reflective learning, student journal, students’ perception, critical thinking

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