In this activity students must keep a subject-based video journal throughout the semester. The video journal is particularly suitable for courses in which the students are engaged in extensive projects. The students may use the journal to reflect on their own academic development and the use of theories in practice.
A video journal may motivate the students to relate actively to the project they are involved in, while increasing their attention to terminology and process. The students must use the terminology of the discipline actively, understand what they are watching, and at the same time reflect on how they might communicate this. As a teacher you provide your students with an independent learning situation which may provide you with an insight into their academic development as the semester progresses. The video journal will promote both the students’ subject-related reflection and their oral proficiency.