Learning by Doing: Creative Habits and Reflective Practice
10-13.00, Friday December 14, Sala 2 at CES
Critical & Creative Thinking
graduate Program & Science in a Changing World
personal website: http://www.faculty.umb.edu/peter_taylor
(with links to blogs, etc.)
- Taylor, P. and J. Szteiter (2012) Taking Yourself Seriously: Processes of Research and Engagement. Arlington: The Pumping Station (copies for 7 euros from Peter or as pdf from http://bit.ly/TYS2012 or as paperback from online booksellers)
- This wikipage: http://bit.ly/CES12PT3
1. Amplify the session on Nov. 30th through some learning by doing--a) learning to use tools for reflection on research and writing; and b) learning to build support to develop and maintain habits of using those tools.
2. Have a positive experience that amplifies your motivation for 1b.
as it turned out on 14 Dec
Prepare yourself for participation
- Principle 1: Participants at any session always bring a lot of knowledge about the topic of the session. So, allow that to be brought to surface and acknowledged.
- Principle 2: What you really learn from a workshop or participatory experience is what you integrate with your own concerns.
: Continue for 7 minutes where this sentence leaves off (writing in whatever language your prefer): "When I think about establishing 'creative habits' or 'reflective practice' in my research, the thoughts or experiences or feelings that come to mind include..."
Autobiographical Introductions – 7 minutes each
Gives participants an opportunity to
1. introduce themselves in narrative depth, their current and emerging work, especially as it relates to the workshop topic, and
2. learn more about each other
Peter Taylor will go first to model
Everyone encouraged to take notes on points of intersection, interest, curiosity. After every introduction, stop to draw connections (on a large sheet of paper).
(but might have done "Office Hours
" based on the "points of intersection, interest, curiosity" you noted, sign up for one-on-one sessions with other participants)
Strategic Personal Planning
, using the thought experiment: Imagine yourself in three years looking back with a sense of accomplishment on how far you have come in the area of creative habits and reflective practice. (Construe accomplishment broadly so it can include your own reflection and growth.) Someone asks you: What happened to make this so?—What different kinds of things do you envisage having gone into that personal and professional development?
|Did not have time for the following:
Daily Writing: Compose five statements or questions that capture what you are thinking about a) learning to use tools for reflection on research and writing; and b) learning to build support to develop and maintain habits of using those tools.
- Please write clearly so that your writing can be typed and distributed to all participants.
Dialogue Hour (or shorter time): (Fueled by the Daily Writing)--what support would help us develop further in the area of Learning by Doing: Creative Habits and Reflective Practice?