Reflection is an integral part of the learning process, and empowers people to think, and take ownership, of their own practice and learning, alongside helping to make sense of experiences, and develop meaning from them.
This interactive workshop will explore creative reflection methods which can be used to promote and foster learning. Together as a group, we will try a variety of these out and reflect on our professional practice and active learning using these creative methods, all of which can be completed at home, without materials. These include using visual stimulus (such as using GIFS, Images, Emoji’s, and Storyboards), making comparisons (such as using song/film titles, quotes, animals and colours), and using reflective models and theories (such as the The Mirror, The Microscope and The Binoculars (Cooper, 1997) and Wilson’s (2005) Jelly Baby Tree).
These methods can be used for ourselves as practitioners, or to help our students/people we work with to foster a reflective mindset, and to aid the reflective process. We will then move onto a brief discussion around the benefits of reflection, and how it relates to active learning. There will also be a list of further reflective resources, references and guides which will be shared.
We are passionately committed to making our workshops and events as inclusive as possible, so please do let us know if there is anything we can do to support your participation.
For any questions about this workshop, please contact [email protected].