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Reflection Methods: Tools to Make Learning More Explicit - Manual for Facilitators and Trainers

Authors:  Femke Gordijn, Jan Helder & Natalia Eerdman
Publication Date: 2012 

This manual describes a number of tools for facilitating reflection processes in courses, to advance learning and promote positive change. The tools can be used to facilitate the process of reflecting on the knowledge and experiences participants of short courses acquire, with the aim of making their leaning more explicit and articulated and contribute to their professional performance in their own working context.

This manual has been written for facilitators and trainer who are facilitating a reflection and learning process. It summarizes a number of tools that can be used to facilitate the process of reflecting on the knowledge and experiences participants of short courses acquire, with the aim of making their leaning more explicit and articulated and contribute to their professional performance in their own working context.
The first chapter gives an introduction of the work we do within the Centre for Development Innovation and the international context in which we operate. In the second chapter the different learning concepts we use are described followed by an explanation of reflective learning. The last chapter gives an overview of the actual tools that can be used to facilitate reflective learning.
Each tool has been described in detail. In addition the necessary materials are listed and there are some specific remarks for the facilitator. There is a special (physical) toolbox developed for staff of the Centre for Development Innovation with all the materials for these reflection tools.