Reflection in Action - A Practical Tool for Critical Reflection (RESOURCE ONLY)
Thursday, 14 July 2016 at 5:00 pm - Saturday, 31 December 2016 at 8:00 pm (AEST)
Reflection in Action - a tool for critical refection
This resource is a tool that will guide you and/or your team through critical reflection.
Reflection in Action is ideal for teams preparing for Assessment and Rating, or looking to extend on their current reflection skills. It assists the user in making meaningful observations, as individuals or groups, through a simple process to create positive practice change.
Able to be used again and again, this resource can be used for the simplest of conversations, or for ongoing projects. Use it as a team, or with the children in your service!
The resource includes:
An introductory and instructional pamphlet 5 stones that act as lenses through which you consider your reflections
40 Resource Cards featuring images, questions and provocations
10 Lead Cards to guide you to deeper reflection
A folding whiteboard to record your reflections, and use again
How was the Reflection in Action tool created?
The Workforce Council has been delivering professional development and support to
health and community services since 1992, with a strong focus on building networks
and empowering the workforce in sustainable ways. One mode of building these networks and providing rich professional development is through Action Research projects.
One of our Action Research projects explored what Sustainability might mean for twelve ECEC and SAC services in North West Queensland. This toolkit is inspired by, and draws from, the stories and key learnings that came out of this project.
Through their work on exploring what Sustainability might mean in the Outback, these services, educators and mentors began to appreciate the need for Connecting with other services and professionals, especially when you are remote. As educators began to network and share their journeys the value of Conversations were a key characteristic and a real driver of learning and reflection. As the services shared with each other, and with us, we all began to appreciate just how important Acknowledgment is, and how rare it can be to have your work valued and listened to in remote locations with few visitors. Above all, the presence of the landscape but also its history and its first and later peoples and the challenges they continue to face reminded us all of the meaning and importance of respecting and acknowledging Country. The images and ideas used in this reflective resource are drawn from this Action Research project across those 5 theme areas.
If you are interested to find out more you can also register for one of our Reflection in Action workshops on our event calendar or we can come to you to facilitate a session for your team. We also provide free online 'taster' sessions to support you to understand the purpose of and how to use the resource.
Give us a call on 1800 112 585 to find out more.
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