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Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
This study examined ninth-grade students’ acceptance of their own mistakes in the classroom. The author implemented a journaling process twice a week in an attempt to give students a positive perception of their academic failures in a school setting. She collected data by using surveys, interviews, reflective writing, and a focus group. On top of this, the researcher asked about student perceptions of the journaling process as applied to the acceptance of their mistakes. Surveys were analyzed using descriptive statistics and were graphed. The constant-comparative method was used to understand major themes. This resulted in four major findings which included the following: students became more aware of their responses to and from others, they had a deeper understanding of the fact that mistakes are valuable, they understood how their perceptions of themselves played a role in accepting mistakes, and journaling gave them an outlet to express their emotions with mistakes.
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Thomas, Elisabeth, "Valuing The Success of Failure: Reflective Journaling and Mistake Acceptance" (2020). Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning. 33.