Using e-mail to support reflective narration

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Vries de, Bregje and Meij van der, Hans (2003) Using e-mail to support reflective narration. International Journal of Educational Research, 39 (8). pp. 829-838. ISSN 0883-0355

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Abstract:This article presents an exploratory study of e-mail use for reflective narration. Narration is viewed from three perspectives: the narrating act, the narrative statement, and the story. These perspectives are used to characterize the 69 e-mails that were exchanged between 13 groups of children from three primary schools. The findings show that e-mail narration has monologic and dialogic qualities, and leads to cognitive and personal reflections on the learning task. We conclude that e-mail can serve a meaningful function in a narrative curriculum aimed at experiential inquiry. In addition, we suggest a need for future research that adopts a broad view of learning that includes different kinds of dialogues and values affective as well as cognitive aspects of these dialogues.
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Copyright:© 2003 Elsevier Science
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/67942
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2004.11.005
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