Service Learning Reflections


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A record of a breakout session of group work at the Texas Center for Service-Learning's Summer Institute 2009 in Austin, Texas. The group work incorporated vision board techniques to reflect on the LEADERS model of service-learning.

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  • Service Learning Reflections

    1. 1. Visual & Project-Learning Instructor<br />Honoria Starbuck, Ph.D.<br />Service-Learning Reflections<br />Use visual images to reflect on the <br />LEADERS model of service-learning.<br />
    2. 2. Texas Center for Service-Learning<br />I was invited to present on reflective practice in connection to service-learning at the Summer 2009 Institute for Service-Learning in Austin, TX.<br />I developed a focused vision board activity using boards prepared with terms from the LEADERS Model of Service-Learning. <br />The purpose of the session was to use images to reflect upon the steps of the LEADERS model.<br />Learn more about service-learning:<br />
    3. 3. What is reflective visualization?<br />Reflecting with images produces a record that invites interpretation.<br />Reflective exploration may use words or images.<br />Reflective collages can jump start discussions and facilitate collaboration across differing roles in the service-learning team.<br />
    4. 4. Reflective VisualizationSession Objectives<br />To reflect on each step of the LEADERS Model of Service-Learning<br />To integrate the LEADERS model and reflective practice into Service-Learning teams.<br />
    5. 5. Focus group activity on a topic by preparing the boards with titles.<br />
    6. 6. What do we do?<br />Divide into groups with administrators, teachers and service-learning coordinators at each table.<br />
    7. 7. Materials<br />
    8. 8. Connect images with experiences.<br />Think about specific service-learning experiences.<br />Flip through magazines with an open “brainstorming” mind.<br />Find images that intuitively match personal experience with the LEADERS steps.<br /> Rip whole pages from the magazines.<br />
    9. 9. Can I use the scissors now?<br />
    10. 10. Start cutting!<br />Cut images from the magazine pages.<br />Collaborate with team members to connect images to the LEADERS steps.<br />Reflect on what the visuals symbolize for each step.<br />
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    13. 13. Present reflections as a poster with images symbolizing ideas.<br />Collaborate with the team on a brief description to share with the whole group.<br />Report why the poster is organized the way it is and tell of one or two key insights made during the cutting and pasting process.<br />
    14. 14. Team Pink<br />
    15. 15. Team Orange<br />
    16. 16. Team Blue<br />
    17. 17. Team Yellow<br />
    18. 18. Reflective Presentations<br />How did the images individualize the meaning of the steps in the LEADERS model?<br />How did creating the poster facilitate conversation in the team about the LEADERS model?<br />All participants give brief presentations on their part in the vision board and explain the reflections associated with individual images. <br />
    19. 19. Learn more about quarterly small-group visioning series.<br />Join a 3-part Bridging Futures Vision Series to explore personal and professional goals. <br />Introduction to visioning techniques and potential<br />Vision in Focus clarify one aspect of your vision<br />Vision on Hot-Wheels put an engine in your vision and break barriers and plan next steps.<br /><br />
    20. 20. Would you like to schedule a session on reflective visions at your next conference?<br /><br />512-736-9394<br />