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Using reading diaries in independent learning.

Wasson, Sara-Patricia


Sara-Patricia Wasson


Liz Thomson


Reading diaries (and optional ‘reading question’ diary prompts) are used to encourage year three English, and English and Film BA (Hons), students to develop their self-directed learning. Since critical theory can be daunting, the independent study – that is, extensive theoretical reading – is often experienced by students as a formidable task, so the idea was to provide a support structure to enable them to not only be able to persevere despite the challenge, but also to increasingly see themselves as confident interpretative agents, able to engage with and challenge the texts from their own position.

Publication Date 2015
Deposit Date Apr 29, 2015
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 130-132
Book Title Compedium of effective practice in directed independent learning
Keywords Reading diaries; independent learning; self-directed learning; critical theory reading;
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Contract Date Apr 29, 2015