Journal-writing is an increasingly common technique in initial education and professional development in many professions. Fully updated with new theory and practical material, this second edition of Learning Journals offers guidance on keeping and using journals and gives step-by-step advice on integrating journal writing on taught courses and in training and professional development. Essentials covered include:
the nature of learning journals and how we learn from them
the broad range of uses of learning journals, including portfolios, and personal and professional development
the depth and quality of reflection in learning journals
the use of narrative and story-telling techniques in journals
the assessment of learning journals and reflective writing
With useful exercises and activities that enhance learning journal work in a structured manner, Learning Journals is invaluable reading for students in higher education and all professionals, particularly those working in the health service.