It is a circuitous and often lonely journey being educated and educating others. I have found journal writing to be a buffer against the isolation by recording moments along the path and lingering from time to time on a fresh idea or a memory. Reflective journals fill my bookshelves and feed my professional practice as I continue to map my journey. This is why when I first heard I would be teaching a new subject entitled, 'Reflective Learning and Teaching' with a three year journal component I felt confident, I knew I could share my own use of the professional journal with these pre-service teachers, excite them with my love of writing and send them forth on their way.
Latham, G. (1994). A Meeting of Minds : Journals. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 19(2). https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.1994v19n2.3