Campbell, C., & Deed, C. (2009). Engaging boys through self-reflection using an online journaling tool. Australian Educational Computing, 24 (1), 4-9.
The study reported here investigated whether Year 6 boys were engaged through the use of an online journaling tool. This journaling tool allowed the students to self reflect on their behaviour and affective reaction in an online environment. Case study methodology was used with twelve boys from a regional primary school in Victoria, during the one school term of ten weeks. This online journaling website allowed the boys to log in securely, set goals, reflect on their goals as well as keep a reflective journal measuring their cognitive, affective and behavioural engagement. The results suggest that the online journaling tool does prompt self reflection by the students. Online journaling was also shown to provide a means to engage students.
Peer-reviewed, self reflection, journaling, online, primary