Welcome everyone! I've been thinking about how we can record our thoughts, memories, feelings as we begin learning together. Being able to reflect on what you do and how you feel about it is one of the building blocks of a happy relationship to learning. So I've been thinking about how we might do this...
Learning Journals are a way of either writing or recording what you see, feel, think, do in a way that helps develop your ability to be able to REFLECT on it - in other words to wonder how it went, celebrate what was good, and think about what you might have changed.
Why are Learning Journals useful?
• To record experience
• To gain learning from experience
• To increase active involvement in, and ownership of, learning
• To increase ability in reflection and thinking
• To enhance problem solving skills
• For reasons of personal development and self empowerment
• For therapeutic purposes or as means of supporting behaviour change
• To enhance creativity
• To improve writing
• To improve or give 'voice'; as a means of self expression
• To foster communication; in particular reflective and creative interaction within a group
• To support planning and progress in research or a project
• As a means of communication between one learner and another 
We will talk about what these might mean to each of us and why it is important.
Looking at these bullet points, I wanted to know what different Learning Journals might look like - diaries, scrap books, art books, a video or interview on a phone, a letter...?
What else can you find and add to this blog?
 Contributor: Jennifer Moon, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Good Practice in Teaching and Learning, 2003, 7