Reflective Practice What are the characteristics of a reflective organisation? • questioning and thinking • value long term developmental over quick fix • see evaluation as learning process rather than report writing exercise • school/community group, artist and organisation equal players Why reflect? • Validates experience • Creates meaning from activity • Ensure legacy • Changes people’s perspectives • Creates a stronger project How does Craftspace reflect? • Asks questions • Creates a learning community • Uses documentation as a reflective tool • Sets aside time and manage process • Makes reflection a contractual requirement • Picks out what is important • Always has someone to hold the space What obstacles are there? How can you overcome them? • resistance/fear • lack of time • money Your task: using photographs as a reflective tool • Look at the photographs • Make a selection. Either use the questions we started with or find your own groupings. • Arrange them how you would like others to look at them. • Write a post it note/notes to explain why you have chosen them. Our Questions • How can families work creatively together • How can we stimulate parents creativity • What kinds of environments and objects encourage the development of skills in adults and children? • What can a maker contribute to the creative development of parents and children?
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