Challenge 15: Learn- Reflect- Share


John Dewey, American philosopher and educator, reminds us, that we don’t learn from experience, we learn from REFLECTING on the experience”. In the spirit of living in the 21st century, with a myriad of tools at our disposal to duplicate content and disseminate easily, we are adding SHARE into the routine.

In this challenge, you will:

Learn the way you like to learn best: listen to a lecture, watch a demonstration, write and organize your knowledge in a mindmap, discuss an area of interest with a friend, watch a movie, read a book, go to a workshop, attend a university class, etc. The topic of what you want to learn about is completely up to you.

  • What are you passionate about?
  • What interests are you currently pursuing?
  • What has always intrigued you to learn more about?
  • What would be beneficial to know in your area of work?

Reflect about the experience, reflect on your learning, be cognizant of what and how you are thinking, be aware of where you are coming from, of different perspectives, influences that are and have guided your thinking and choices.

  • How do you reflect most easily?
  • What type of reflection comes natural to you?
  • How do you feel about making your reflection public?

Share your learning and your reflection with others. Make a conscious effort to not only reflect quietly in your own mind , but make your reflecting visible and shareable. Amplify your learning by sharing it with others. Realize that simply publishing your documentation of learning and your reflection, does not necessarily mean that someone will read it. It takes strategic thinking to share your work with a specific audience. Austin Kleon wrote a fantastic book, titled “Show your Work“, which John Spencer built upon in his blog post 7 Reasons to Show your Work (Why you should Share the Process).

  • How can you best make your reflections visible to others?
  • What changed in your learning and reflection, because you knew that you would share it with others?
  • What can you do to strategically reach out to other people?
  • As you are sharing, consider how can you use what you have learned to help others?

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