What journaling actually is?
Journaling is a written form of your thoughts and what you’ve learned every day. A learning journal is a little different than a regular journal since it’s not the diary of daily events. Instead, it demands the learner to do more research, coming by what they do and don’t know about the content as well as understand them.
How journaling helps
Scientific studies have shown it to be essentially a diacatholicon for modern life. Writing a journal regularly is a thoughtful learning activity that requires the learner to understand how they feel about the content, what they’ve learned, consider their mistakes, and if they have any questions about it. When a journal is used in combination with any other learning modality, it helps the learner in several ways.
- confiscation over time
- More understanding of the topic
- Connect it to the real-world problems
- Stated interest and learners’ engagement
It also shows learners the improvement in communication skills, especially in writing. Journaling can help learn a new skill faster than deploying any other learning approach that doesn’t include such practice as journaling.
Using social media platform as a journal
The traditional method of pen and paper is increasingly transforming to the use of social media. Posting journals via social media can create a way for collaboration with others who has started the same learning journey as yours.
How to start
If you want to learn more about journaling as an educational tool, the best way, to begin with, is for yourself.
If you want to include journaling in your learning program, there are many ways to start with. There is some example you may practice:
- A company provides a collaborative journal approach by setting up weekly prompts in a discussion board. The prompt helps newly hired employees in their training.
- One financial service company provides a personalized one-note file as a learning journal. These entries are meant to make formal learning experiences more strong and have an understanding conversation between managers and employees.
Once you started journaling your own learning journey then eventually you will start thinking about many more ways to support the learning of others. Journaling can be a great company.
You can add those questions to your everyday journal:
- What did you learn today?
- What do you expect to learn tomorrow?
- What questions do you have?