What Makes Experience Significant. 5 Powerful Reasons to Make Reflection a Daily Learning Habit. Reflection An Essential Habit for Professional Growth.
Reflection & Experiential Learning. How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection and Fruitful Curiosity in an Age of Instant Opinions and Information Overload. By Maria Popova “To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry — these are the essentials of thinking.”
Decades before Carl Sagan published his now-legendary Baloney Detection Kit for critical thinking, the great philosopher, psychologist, and education reformer John Dewey penned the definitive treatise on the subject — a subject all the more urgently relevant today, in our age of snap judgments and instant opinions. In his 1910 masterwork How We Think (free download; public library), Dewey examines what separates thinking, a basic human faculty we take for granted, from thinking well, what it takes to train ourselves into mastering the art of thinking, and how we can channel our natural curiosity in a productive way when confronted with an overflow of information. Dewey begins with the foundation of reflective thought, the defining quality of the fruitful, creative mind: This is where the art of critical thinking becomes crucial. Learning through Reflection. We learn by experiences that allow us to (Wertenbroch & Nabeth, 2000): Absorb (read, hear, feel) Do (activity) Interact (socialize) In addition, we also learn by reflecting on such experiences (Dewey 1933).
Reflective Practice. Donald Schon (Schön) - learning, reflection and change. Contents: introduction · donald schon · public and private learning and the learning society · double-loop learning · the reflective practitioner – reflection-in- and –on-action · conclusion · further reading and references · links · how to cite this article Note: I have used Donald Schon rather than Donald Schön (which is the correct spelling) as English language web search engines (and those using them!)
Often have difficulties with umlauts). Donald Alan Schon (1930-1997) trained as a philosopher, but it was his concern with the development of reflective practice and learning systems within organizations and communities for which he is remembered. Significantly, he was also an accomplished pianist and clarinettist – playing in both jazz and chamber groups. Reflective thinking and writing: Schön's model. Reflective practice. Reflective practice is the capacity to reflect on action so as to engage in a process of continuous learning. According to one definition it involves "paying critical attention to the practical values and theories which inform everyday actions, by examining practice reflectively and reflexively.
This leads to developmental insight". A key rationale for reflective practice is that experience alone does not necessarily lead to learning; deliberate reflection on experience is essential. Reflective practice can be an important tool in practice-based professional learning settings where people learn from their own professional experiences, rather than from formal learning or knowledge transfer. It may be the most important source of personal professional development and improvement. Becoming Reflective. Why Reflect? - Reflection4Learning. It is the language of reflection that deepens our knowledge of who we are in relation to others in a community of learners.
What are the pedagogical and physiological foundations of reflection for learning? Why is reflection important for learning? What does the literature say about how reflection supports learning? Learning/Process Portfolios involve the focus on Plato’s directive, “know thyself” which can lead to a lifetime of investigation. Self-knowledge becomes an outcome of learning. The major theoretical roots of reflection can be found in John Dewey, Jürgen Habermas, David Kolb, and Donald Schön.
5 Powerful Reasons to Make Reflection a Daily Habit, and How to Do It. Post written by Leo Babauta.
It’s New Year’s Eve (where I live), and I’ve been doing a lot of reflection over the last year. It’s the perfect time of year to look back and reflect on what you’ve done right this year, to learn from what you’ve done. And on further reflection, this habit of reflection is something that I’ve developed pretty strongly this year. It’s actually one of the secrets to my success. Reflections on Leadership and Learning. The Habit of Reflection I have written about the value of taking time to reflect before.
In that post I shared my desire to develop a habit of reflecting. I’m back today to revisit the idea by sharing two resources that have helped me cultivate that habit. A colleague gave me the book Leading Every Day: 124 Actions for Effective Leadership by Joyce Kaser, Susan Mundry, Katherine E. Stiles, and Susan Loucks-Horsley. This book is structured in a user-friendly way with built-in reflection questions. Educational Leadership:Sustaining Change:Getting into the Habit of Reflection.
Costa and Bena Kallick Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. —Søren Kierkegaard A bimonthly school faculty meeting opens with a review of the school's goal and mission statements. The principal asks the staff members to reflect on how their teaching relates to the school's goals.
Leading Through Mistakes. In our Lead Change Google+ Community, we posed a question: How do you deal with mistakes that happen within your teams and organization?
Mistakes Will Happen A certainty in life and work is we all will make mistakes at various points in time. When we do, the goals will be to limit the consequences, take corrective actions, and learn the most from them. Sounds simple, right? The Biggest Reasons You Haven’t Changed Your Habits. By Leo Babauta Like a chump, I struggled for years trying to change my habits.
I started an exercise program or diet with unrestrained optimism, probably a dozen times. I threw away all my cigarettes and tried quitting smoking about seven times. I tried waking up early, reading more, writing daily, getting out of debt, watching less TV, and failed at all of those. It feels horrible when you can’t stick to habits, and I constantly felt bad about myself. A Fitbit For Work: Using “Little Data” To Make Yourself Better. Do me a favor: right now, quickly, tell me what you did for your last 30 days at work? Last week? Yesterday? When the to-do’s come fast and furious, it’s easy to rush and finish things so you can push them from your brain to focus on the next task.
Reflection in Action and Reflection on Action. Thinking on your feet. About lessons captured from your reflections on your experiences . . . Reflecting on Your Rear View Mirror. Reflection and Reflective Practice. The importance of reflecting on what you are doing, as part of the learning process, has been emphasised by many investigators. Reflective Observation is the second stage (in the usual representation) of the Kolb learning cycle. A Critical Reflection Framework. DEBRIEF: Reflective Tool. 3 Steps that Lead to Self-Knowledge. Taxonomy of Reflection.
Debrief Questions. What went well today and why? 5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day. Try asking yourself some or all of these questions at the end of every day. Doing so should help you to become a more successful and a better person: 1. What was the best thing that happened to me today? What was it that made you particularly proud, happy or grateful?
Was there a moment of joy or accomplishment? Relive the feeling for an instant. 2. What lessons can you learn from the day’s experiences? 3. What is the single task which will make the biggest difference? 4. Life is a journey of discovery. 5. Focus on someone you love — your partner, child, parent or other loved one. That’s it.