Ida Yulianawati(1*), Januarius Mujiyanto(2), Mursid Saleh(3), Djoko Sutopo(4)

(1) Universitas Negeri Semarang
(2) Universitas Negeri Semarang
(*) Corresponding Author


This study aimed at investigating students’ perception on the use of Reflective Learning Portfolio (RLP) in teaching writing. This study, which followed the case study design, was conducted in a class of 31 students at a university in Indramayu, Indonesia. During one semester, the reflective learning portfolio (RLP) was used as the treatment to teach writing. Questionnaire and interview were given to students to express their perception to the use of reflective learning portfolio in their classroom. The result of the study  shows that most students believed reflective learning portfolio give positive impact on their writing. The reflective learning portfolio involves learners in a process of continues reflection on their work and collaboration with their peers and lecturer which has focus on selective evidence of learning that makes students become involved in self-evaluation and begin to monitor their own progress over time.


Reflective Learning Portfolio, Students’ Perception, Writing

Full Text:



K. Hyland. Teaching and Reseaching Writing. Graphicraft Limited:Hongkong . 2002.

E. Emilia. A Critical Genre-Based Approach to Teaching Academic Writing in a Tertiary EFL Context in Indonesia. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. The University of Melbourne. Melbourne. 2005.

M.A.K. Halliday. An Introduction to Functional Grammar (2nd Edition). London: Edward Arnold. 2004.

J. Harmer. The Practice of English Language Teaching Fourth Edition. United Kingdom: Longman. 2007.

R. Orem. Improving practice through Reflective writing. Journal writing in adult esl: New directions for adult and continuing education, 90: 69–78, summer 2001.

J.J. Jordan. Beyond Sharing the Pen: Dialogue in the Context of Interactive Writing. A Doctoral Dissertation. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2009.

R.B. Ruddell, & Unrau, N.J. Reading as a meaning-construction process: The reader, the text, and the teacher. In R.B. Ruddell & N.J. Unrau (Eds.), Theoretical processes and models of reading (1462-1521). Newark, DE:International Reading Association.2004.

Ryan & Ryan. Teaching Reflective Learning in Higher Education. 2015.

F. Hemmati a F. Soltanpour. A Comparison of the Effects of Reflective Learning Portfolios and Dialogue Journal Writing on Iranian EFL Learners' Accuracy in Writing Performance. English Language Teaching, v5 n11 p16-28 2012. ISSN 1916-4742 E-ISSN 1916-4750. 2002.

R. Lam. Promoting Self-Reflection in Writing: A showcase Portfolio Approach. 2018

J. Zubizarreta, The learning portfolio: A powerful idea for significant learning. The IDEA Center (Paper No. 44). Retrieved from 2008

M.H. Van Niekerk. Putting a portfolio together: some guidelines.Progressio, Volume 20 (2), pp. 81-101. 1998.

M. Sabooni. & N. Salehi. The Impact of Reflective Learning Portfolio on the Development of Writing Accuracy. Journal of Social Issues & Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015 ISSN 2345-2633 2015.

. J. Zubizarreta. The learning portfolio: Reflective practice for improving student learning (2nded.). San Francisco. 2009.

C. R. Corley a J. Zubizaretta. The Power and Utility of Reflective Learning Portfolios in Honors. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v13 n1 p63-76 Spr-Sum 2012.

Reyes-Chua et al. Reflective Portfolio for Pre-Service Teachers in Phillipines. Journal of Critical Review Vol7, Issue 11, 2020.

E. Khodaddody & H. Hodabakhshzade. The Effect of Portfolio and Self Assessment on Writing Ability and Autonomy. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 518-524, May 2012 Academy Publisher Manufactured in Finland. doi:10.4304/jltr.3.3.518-524.

Z. Dornye. Teaching and Researching Motivation. Harlow: Pearson Eduation Limited. 2001.

Virginia Braun & Victoria Clarke. Using thematic analysis in psychology, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3:2, 77. 2006. 101, DOI: 10.1191/1478088706qp063oa

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 152 times
PDF - 18 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2021 English Language and Literature International Conference (ELLiC) Proceedings

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Electronic ISSN: 2579-7263
CD-ROM ISSN: 2579-7549

Published by

Jl. Kedungmundu Raya No.18 Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Phone: +622476740295, email: