Learning Forward ~

Reflecting, Revising and Celebrating Together


What do you now know? What was easy? Challenging? Surprising? Or an unexpected delight? What are lessons learned? What advice would you give for NEXT time?

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Metacognition - the practice of thinking about thinking - revealing what is known and not known YET. Metacognition can be used an effective learning path for knowing yourself; your capacity to learn; the processes successfully used or not; and concepts now understood or not. Reflective Practice yields higher quality learning and results.

Collaboration - If learning really is a social process (75% of learning is informal), then collaboration accelerates what is known and understood along with the capacity to transfer to other situations. In recent years, learning has been re-conceptualized from an additive process characterized by an individual's acquisition of knowledge using socially-enabled processes.

Reflective Directions - Past - Present - Future

  • Reflecting ON Action - PAST [Summative]
  • Reflecting IN Action - PRESENT [Informative]
  • Reflecting FOR Action - FUTURE [Learning Forward / Goals]

Reflective practice with others can be useful at the beginning of designing the task - during implementation process or at the closing of projects to develop summative, lessons learned. Consider calling together colleagues and/or student teams when . . .

a. ~ inventing new tasks / processes / learning experiences
b. ~ experiencing difficulty with the work
c. ~ a stopping point has been reached
d. ~ additional minds (thinkers new to the work) could help move it forward
e. ~ gathering what you now know to apply to NEXT or future events - learning forward


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AM Topics

  • Go-Arounds
  • Power of Collaboration
  • Learning Forward
  • Fine-Tuning Protocol ~ Fishbowl Practice
  • Tuning Rounds

PM Topics

  • Tuning Rounds
  • Collaborative Tools
  • Lessons Learned

Tools Used Today

• MicroBlogging a la Today's Meet

Resources


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