REFLECT developed a set of principles and guidelines for the educator to take in account, in order to create a reflective atmosphere and to let learners ‘grow’ into reflection more naturally. It’s important to note that this reflective atmosphere cannot be ‘constructed’ by any tricks, methods or teaching didactics, but can only be co-created slowly and authentically within the learning group by both educator and learners.
During the project we wrote a series of 10 letters and 1 post scriptum which are slowly unraveling this framework of principles and guidelines. They were at the core of our project and present a nice starting point for you to get in touch with our perspective.
Best thing to do is to read one letter a day! Enjoy them!
Letter 2 On creating the reflective atmosphere
Letter 3 On the importance of ‘owning up’ and the steering paradox of intrinsic learning processes
Letter 4 On the relationship between educator and learners
Letter 5 On directing the reflective attention and valuing ‘attendre’ & not-knowing
Letter 6 On progressively deepening your questioning
Letter 7 On triggering reflective processes
Letter 8 On assessing reflection
Letter 9 On creativity and playfulness
Letter 10 Holding the space: on the chameleon-effect and the reflexive presence of the educator
Letter Post Scriptum On inner readiness