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Developing A Blog As A Tool For Reflective Practice

Developing A Blog As A Tool For Reflective Practice



This is a presentation I gave at the 14th International Reflective Practice conference, Rotorua, New Zealand in September 2008.

This is a presentation I gave at the 14th International Reflective Practice conference, Rotorua, New Zealand in September 2008.



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    Developing A Blog As A Tool For Reflective Practice Developing A Blog As A Tool For Reflective Practice Presentation Transcript

    • Developing a blog as a tool for reflective practice Sarah Stewart September 2008 http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand
      • Journaling
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/brightmeadow/281659324/ Critical thinking Cognitive learning Reflection Creative writing
      • A blog can be an online journal
    • Perez Hilton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perez_hilton Samual Pepys http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Pepys
    • Text Video Audio Images
    • Examples of audio & video blogging
      • http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/2008/06/iccmsn-2008-highlights-and-learning.html
      • http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-midwifery-philosophy-slidecast.html
    • Links can be made to other blogs, websites and resources www.flickr.com/photos/30674396@N00/20451348
      • Comments can be made by readers
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/66357777@N00/388020 Discussion Information sharing Critique of ideas
    • Further extends own thinking and learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_pollard/2342924889/
    • Privacy and security http://www.flickr.com/photos/24342172@N00/155845472
    • Risks of public reflection http://www.flickr.com/photos/lincolnian/135278219/in/photostream/ Litigation Employment Mistakes Unprofessional Statutory Professional Standards Ownership
    • Being open creates an opportunity for dialogue and gaining a different perspective on a situation or problem http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasclaveirole/538706612/
    • Different way of looking at things www.flickr.com/photos/27086465@N00/6313191
    • Reader sees how the blogger has approached a situation and learns from that reflection http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihardlyflickr/1425337109/
    • Reflection and deep learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/biwook/143489429/
    • Mixed evidence http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/
    • My experience http://www.flickr.com/photos/12495774@N02/2756835648/
      • http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com
      • http://sarahstewart-eportfolio.wikispaces.com/
    • Themes
      • Relationships with students: personal vs professional
      • Online identity
      • Midwifery burnout
      • Direction of my future career
      • Making mistakes
      • Professional online behavior
    • Example of reflective blog post and interactions with readers
      • http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/2008/08/second-blogging-workshop.html
    • www.flickr.com/photos/30137364@N00/400197231 Challenging to people who are unfamiliar with reflective practice, and are uncomfortable with open, online reflection
      • The interactions I have with the readers of my blog help me process my ideas, and supports me when my reflections are painful and challenging
    • References:
      • Michele Martin: Becoming a more reflective individual practitioner . The Bamboo Project. March 8, 2008. http://michelemartin.typepad.com/thebambooprojectblog//2008/03/incorporating-r.html Merrolee Penman: The use of blogging to support professional learning . Healthcare and Informatics Review Online. June 2008. http://hcro.enigma.co.nz/website/index.cfm?fuseaction=articledisplay&FeatureID=070608 Paul Trafford: Mobile blogs , personal reflections and learning environments . 2005. Ariadne. Issue 44. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/trafford/intro.html