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Innovation, creativity and change: utilising
appreciativeinquiry and reflectivepractice
to achieveasset based information ...
Setting thescene
• Learning and Research Services
Team – who we are and what we do?
• Away day - inspired by previous
LILA...
What wewereaiming to achieve
• New team – team building
• Opportunity to explore
• Provide an open platform for everyone t...
Reflection
Images– Prof. Nigel Ford,
Information School
Reflection
• “Re fle ctio n pro vide s an active and structure d
way o f thinking and o f facilitating pro fe ssio nal
de ...
TheReflectiveDynamic
What change is
needed?
How will the
change be
achieved?
Reflect on the
success of any
change.
Reflection
• Reflective practice aims to achieve
positive change through critical analysis of
the situation
• Links with A...
Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
Originated as a challenge to the deficit
model which all too often epitomises
organisational li...
Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
Away Day - format of day
09.00 Tea and Coffee
09.30 Ice-breaker
09.45 Recap on reading
10.00 Reflective practice
12.00 Pai...
Storiesto tell….
• Encouraging individual stories through
reflective practice
• Sharing those stories and experiences in
p...
Post Induction Week follow up
• 09.30 Introduction
• 09.40 Personal reflections on induction
• 10.10 Group reflections
• 1...
Examplesof what went well…)
• “Shock and awe”—use challenging and
purposely difficult exercises to make
sure participants ...
Commentsfrom theevaluation
• “Have started keeping a reflective journal on
the teaching sessions I've run this year;
have ...
Evaluation and CPD
• Lots of positive feedback about reflective practice
• Request to participate in more peer observation...
Outcomes
Creativity
Storytelling in groups
Artwork encouraging creative thinking and sharing of best
practice
Innovati...
Futurethoughts
• Relationship between appreciative inquiry and
reflection and how it can be used in a working
context to s...
References
• References
• Cooperrider, D. L. (2008) Appreciative inquiry
handbook: for leaders of change. Brunswick:
Crown...
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Innovation, creativity and change: utilising appreciative inquiry and reflective practice to achieve asset based information literacy - Vicky Grant, Barbara Sen & Denise Harrison

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Innovation, creativity and change: utilising appreciative inquiry and reflective practice to achieve asset based information literacy - Vicky Grant, Barbara Sen & Denise Harrison

  1. 1. Innovation, creativity and change: utilising appreciativeinquiry and reflectivepractice to achieveasset based information literacy Vicky Grant, University of Sheffield Library Barbara Sen, University of Sheffield iSchool Denise Harrison, University of Sheffield Library
  2. 2. Setting thescene • Learning and Research Services Team – who we are and what we do? • Away day - inspired by previous LILAC conference presentation • Reflective practice • Appreciative Inquiry
  3. 3. What wewereaiming to achieve • New team – team building • Opportunity to explore • Provide an open platform for everyone to share ideas • Reflect on what we do that is good • Share best practice • Learn from each other
  4. 4. Reflection Images– Prof. Nigel Ford, Information School
  5. 5. Reflection • “Re fle ctio n pro vide s an active and structure d way o f thinking and o f facilitating pro fe ssio nal de ve lo pm e nt. ” • SchÖn (1983) • With this idea of reflection, reflection is not just an abstract concept; it is dynamic (“active”), and practical (“thinkingandfacilitating”), giving a framework(“structuredway”) for professional change and development.
  6. 6. TheReflectiveDynamic What change is needed? How will the change be achieved? Reflect on the success of any change.
  7. 7. Reflection • Reflective practice aims to achieve positive change through critical analysis of the situation • Links with Appreciative Inquiry which also focuses on positive change
  8. 8. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Originated as a challenge to the deficit model which all too often epitomises organisational life AI is an innovative way of understanding the world Focuses on the social construction of reality Can be used to change any process – through the telling of affirmative stories, e.g ‘tell us what works’
  9. 9. Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  10. 10. Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  11. 11. Away Day - format of day 09.00 Tea and Coffee 09.30 Ice-breaker 09.45 Recap on reading 10.00 Reflective practice 12.00 Paired / group work 13.00 Lunch 14.00 Creating and sharing 15.00 Outcome and CPD
  12. 12. Storiesto tell…. • Encouraging individual stories through reflective practice • Sharing those stories and experiences in paired and group work • Sharing innovative practice in group work, appreciating each others IL practice • Creating a dream for the furture
  13. 13. Post Induction Week follow up • 09.30 Introduction • 09.40 Personal reflections on induction • 10.10 Group reflections • 10.40 Coffee • 11.00 Group feedback • 12.30 Close
  14. 14. Examplesof what went well…) • “Shock and awe”—use challenging and purposely difficult exercises to make sure participants engage with the session • Peer observation—crucial to work with someone you trust to provide feedback, can help the observed person to be more confident
  15. 15. Commentsfrom theevaluation • “Have started keeping a reflective journal on the teaching sessions I've run this year; have sat in on other colleagues' teaching sessions as observer, where they take a different approach” • “I’m asking my students to reflect on their learning” • “I plan to make more use of reflection - maybe to keep a reflective journal, especially when thinking about pedagogy.”
  16. 16. Evaluation and CPD • Lots of positive feedback about reflective practice • Request to participate in more peer observation • Learn more tips about how to liven sessions up • Invite someone from Learning and Teaching to talk to us about small/large group working • Enrolment on the Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme • Enthusiasm for Higher Education Academy Associate Fellowship • How we advise students about evaluation
  17. 17. Outcomes Creativity Storytelling in groups Artwork encouraging creative thinking and sharing of best practice Innovation Using appreciative and reflective practice Changing IL practices learning from each other Increased confidence Change Impact at all levels Individuals IL practice Further research and use of AI and reflective practice Outcomes have fed into teaching and research
  18. 18. Futurethoughts • Relationship between appreciative inquiry and reflection and how it can be used in a working context to support IL practice • How AI techniques can be developed within the work place • How reflective practice and AI can feed into teaching, research as well as practice
  19. 19. References • References • Cooperrider, D. L. (2008) Appreciative inquiry handbook: for leaders of change. Brunswick: Crown Custom Publishing. • Moon. J (1999) Reflection for learning and professional development. London: Kogan-Page • Schön, D (1983) The Re fle ctive Practitio ne r, Ho w Pro fe ssio nals Think In Actio n, Basic Books.

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