The Art of Learning Journals Introduction

Course Description

The Art of Learning Journals IntroductionDaily learning can be an art as it promotes a desire toward lifelong learning. The role of writing one’s learning experiences, facts and interesting information promotes the added benefit of reflection, a key to scaffolding new knowledge into existing schemas. The learning journal can be as intricate as notes with the added benefit of an art journal or as simple as pieces of information. Students will learn the benefits of the learning journal and the role of reflection in the learning process. They will be familiarized with goals, intellectual challenges, structure, purpose of and what the experts say about the importance of a learning journal.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the reflection process in relation to learning
  • Explore and develop strategies to aid in the development of a personalized learning journal
  • Understand the value of integrating or scaffolding new knowledge into existing intellectual schemas
  • Develop an individualized approach to the learning journal
  • Understand how to cite sources for later recall
  • Recognize where information and new knowledge for one’s learning journal can be found

Topics to be Covered:

  • Defining a learning journal
  • Keeping a learning journal
  • Adding the artist side
  • Where to gather knowledge and information
  • Questioning
  • Citing the sources
  • Adding color
  • Reflection process
  • Revisiting to identify patterns
  • Knowing the research behind the learning journal

By Tracy Atkinson

Tracy Harrington AtkinsonTracy Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the Midwest with her husband and spirited long-haired miniature dachshunds. She is a teacher, having taught elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education and a master’s in higher education. Her passion is teaching, researching, studying and enjoying time with her family. She has published several titles, including MBTI Learning Styles: A Practical Approach.  Courses available on learning styles and student success at: Udemy, Teachable or Thinkific.

 

Tracy Harrington-Atkinson

Tracy Harrington-Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the mid-west with her husband. She loved storytelling and sharing her stories with her children. As they grew, she started writing her stories down for them. She is a teacher, having taught from elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education, masters in higher education and continued on to a PhD in curriculum design. Her husband, Kerry and Tracy breed miniature dachshunds and love to spend time with their growing family. She has published several books including Calais: The Annals of the Hidden, Rachel's 8 and Securing Your Tent.

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