Reflective Session <ul><li>Whakatu Schools’ eLearning Cluster Share </li></ul>September 3, 2009
A thought from John Dewey... <ul><li>Reflection is distinct from other forms of thought because it involves a state of sel...
What is it? <ul><li>It is something that takes you to a place of learning... somewhere new  </li></ul><ul><li>It gets you ...
Why ‘reflect’ <ul><li>For perspective </li></ul><ul><li>For new possibility </li></ul><ul><li>For clarity </li></ul><ul><l...
What to reflect on? <ul><li>What  is on the edge of my awareness </li></ul><ul><li>A recurring theme </li></ul><ul><li>A m...
Active vs. Passive Passive Active <ul><li>Become the observer - conceptually remove yourself from the issue </li></ul><ul>...
Active vs. Passive Passive Active <ul><li>Become the observer - conceptually remove yourself from the issue </li></ul><ul>...
Try this  (Stage 1) : <ul><li>Capture the issue in 4-5 sentences.  (No other feelings, opinions or ideas... DRAGNET - ‘Jus...
The ‘Filter’  (Stage 2) <ul><li>Filter your questions!  (use this table as a guide) </li></ul>Technical Questions Blamer/J...
The ‘Filter’  (Stage 2) <ul><li>Filter your questions!  (use this table as a guide) </li></ul>5 Minutes Technical Question...
The ‘Filter’  (Stage 2) <ul><li>Filter your questions!  (use this table as a guide) </li></ul>Technical Questions Blamer/J...
‘Final Filter’ & ‘Inquiry’  (Stage 3) <ul><li>Ask a few more ‘learner’ questions... </li></ul><ul><li>And answer them! (in...
Finally! <ul><li>Please add some reflective comment to our Teachers-as-learners wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Please... </li></ul...
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  • Before we begin - You’ll need something to write on!
  • I love this quote... it sums it (reflection) all up for me! I will let you read it and let you give it meaning for yourself. Look at the date for this... 1933! I have had some say to me word to the effect of “what’s this new reflection thing all about?” Newsflash - This is not NEW (Part in brackets)
  • Ok, a little bit of background. To me it is something that takes you to somewhere new... a place of learning PLUS - it focusses you on learning... puts you into learning mode.
  • Whew - deep breath... never attempted this with such a big group! This takes time to get good at... this first step is crucial. Your own feelings (observation of self). Not anyone else! This is your observation of you... not of anyone else. Write questions... anything you can think of - Why do I feel like this? What can I gain from that? Where am I heading with this? Get yourself 10 questions minimum (but the more the better) Don’t lose what you write - we need it later! Word of warning... this is not a method I would use with students. Their reflection should be directed to their learning intention
  • Filter out this stuff... obviously, because if you use these questions as your filter - YOU ARE NOT BEING REFLECTIVE! You are placing barriers in the way of your own learning...
  • Filter IN this stuff - for the obvious reasons!
  • Question: Where in the NZ Curriculum could you find this process?
  • At the risk of sounding like a begging child... At the risk of sounding like a pleading, begging project director who has a milestone report to write! Thank you - and a reminder about the change of venue for tomorrow’s lead teacher and support teacher session. Now at Leisure Lodge on Waimea Rd. (see you from 8:30 a.m. tomorrow) Many thanks to you all.
  • Cluster share presentation

    1. 2. Reflective Session <ul><li>Whakatu Schools’ eLearning Cluster Share </li></ul>September 3, 2009
    2. 3. A thought from John Dewey... <ul><li>Reflection is distinct from other forms of thought because it involves a state of self-doubt, hesitation, perplexity, and mental difficulty. It is an act of hunting, inquiring... (and learning) </li></ul><ul><li>John Dewey 1933 </li></ul>
    3. 4. What is it? <ul><li>It is something that takes you to a place of learning... somewhere new </li></ul><ul><li>It gets you into ‘learning mode’ </li></ul>
    4. 5. Why ‘reflect’ <ul><li>For perspective </li></ul><ul><li>For new possibility </li></ul><ul><li>For clarity </li></ul><ul><li>To sharpen the focus </li></ul><ul><li>To challenge yourself and your situation (gets you off autopilot) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: Where you begin may not be where you end up! </li></ul>
    5. 6. What to reflect on? <ul><li>What is on the edge of my awareness </li></ul><ul><li>A recurring theme </li></ul><ul><li>A muddy/sticky point </li></ul><ul><li>Something difficult/unresolved </li></ul><ul><li>Something which needs clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Not to justify your position or why you are right and someone else is wrong! </li></ul>
    6. 7. Active vs. Passive Passive Active <ul><li>Become the observer - conceptually remove yourself from the issue </li></ul><ul><li>Observers notice ... they don’t take actions . </li></ul><ul><li>(Archer and bow - aim the shot carefully before firing it) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Filter those questions </li></ul>
    7. 8. Active vs. Passive Passive Active <ul><li>Become the observer - conceptually remove yourself from the issue </li></ul><ul><li>Observers notice ... they don’t take actions . </li></ul><ul><li>(Archer and bow - aim the shot carefully before firing it) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Filter those questions </li></ul>
    8. 9. Try this (Stage 1) : <ul><li>Capture the issue in 4-5 sentences. (No other feelings, opinions or ideas... DRAGNET - ‘Just the facts ma’am’) This needs to be something to do with eLearning... </li></ul><ul><li>Record observation of self (NO ONE ELSE) - include your own feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions - write down 10 or so that are in your mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Method Stream of consciousScribble - Sketch - MindmapPictures +writingEmotions :-) :-( :-S </li></ul><ul><li>Stream of consciousScribble - Sketch - MindmapPictures +writingEmotions :-) :-( :-S </li></ul>5 Minutes
    9. 10. The ‘Filter’ (Stage 2) <ul><li>Filter your questions! (use this table as a guide) </li></ul>Technical Questions Blamer/Judger Questions Learner Questions Expertise required - A solution is known or can be found. Finger pointing. Looking for fault/blame. Why has this failed? What’s wrong? Solution seeking, Explores possibilities, Open, Proactive, Acceptance, Discover, Inquiring, Intentional change, Win/win? e.g. Where can I find the booking sheet? e.g. Who is responsible? Why did this happen? What went wrong? e.g. How/What can I learn about this? How can I stay on track? What are my motives? What is right for me/them/the organisation? What are my responsibilities/choices? How does my attitude affect this? What is possible? What should I change in my approach? Am I being realistic? What do I really not want to know? 5 Minutes
    10. 11. The ‘Filter’ (Stage 2) <ul><li>Filter your questions! (use this table as a guide) </li></ul>5 Minutes Technical Questions Blamer/Judger Questions Learner Questions Expertise required - A solution is known or can be found. Finger pointing. Looking for fault/blame. Why has this failed? What’s wrong? Solution seeking, Explores possibilities, Open, Proactive, Acceptance, Discover, Inquiring, Intentional change, Win/win? e.g. Where can I find the booking sheet? e.g. Who is responsible? Why did this happen? What went wrong? e.g. How/What can I learn about this? How can I stay on track? What are my motives? What is right for me/them/the organisation? What are my responsibilities/choices? How does my attitude affect this? What is possible? What should I change in my approach? Am I being realistic? What do I really not want to know?
    11. 12. The ‘Filter’ (Stage 2) <ul><li>Filter your questions! (use this table as a guide) </li></ul>Technical Questions Blamer/Judger Questions Learner Questions Expertise required - A solution is known or can be found. Finger pointing. Looking for fault/blame. Why has this failed? What’s wrong? Solution seeking, Explores possibilities, Open, Proactive, Acceptance, Discover, Inquiring, Intentional change, Win/win? e.g. Where can I find the booking sheet? e.g. Who is responsible? Why did this happen? What went wrong? e.g. How/What can I learn about this? How can I stay on track? What are my motives? What is right for me/them/the organisation? What are my responsibilities/choices? How does my attitude affect this? What is possible? What should I change in my approach? Am I being realistic? What do I really not want to know? 5 Minutes
    12. 13. ‘Final Filter’ & ‘Inquiry’ (Stage 3) <ul><li>Ask a few more ‘learner’ questions... </li></ul><ul><li>And answer them! (inquiry into self) </li></ul>5 Minutes
    13. 14. Finally! <ul><li>Please add some reflective comment to our Teachers-as-learners wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Please... </li></ul><ul><li>PLEEEASE! </li></ul>PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!!

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