The Development of Learning Activities to Enhance Reflective Thinking Using Reflective Journal Writing

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Chanitpiya Sangyenphan
Chairit Photisuvan
Piyapong Saisophon


The purpose of this experimental research was to develop learning activities to enhance reflective thinking by using reflective journal writing. The type of experimental research is quasi-experimental. This learning activities is applied to the experimental group and the pretest- posttest are carried out on both groups to compare the change of reflective thinking and to assess the satisfaction of participants in learning activities. The research sample consisted of 40 full time Bangkok Airways Reservation & Ticketing staffs in Thailand by voluntary selection are assigned to the experimental group and control group 20 staffs in each group. The learning activities are consisted of three learning processes that are reflective learning, reflective practice by using Gibbs’ reflection cycle and sharing. The data gathering instruments consisted of lesson plan of reflective learning activities, thinking questionnaire and learning activities evaluation form. The quantitative data were analyzed by arithmetic mean, standard deviation and t-test combined with qualitative data analysis. The result of the study revealed that the learning activities have an effect on reflective thinking enhancement. Research findings showed that 1) the mean of score of reflective thinking of experimental group were higher than those before the experiment at a .01 level of significance. 2) the mean of score reflective thinking of experimental group after the experiment were higher than control group at a .01 level of significance. 3) participants were highly satisfied with overall of learning activities.


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Sangyenphan, C. . ., Photisuvan, C. . ., & Saisophon, P. . . (2020). The Development of Learning Activities to Enhance Reflective Thinking Using Reflective Journal Writing . Dusit Thani College Journal, 13(3), 393–408. Retrieved from
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