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From: Nick Bowskill <>
Date: 18 November 2010 19:21
Subject: Re-Thinking Reflection using Shared Thinking

Dear All,
Please find attached details and booking form for an experiential
workshop in York offered by my consultancy. The workshop explores
Shared Thinking for collaborative and collective reflection. Feel free
to circulate to those you think may also be interested.

As you probably know the standard approach to reflection is an
activity conducted by individuals using a cyclical model (such as Kolb
etc). This experiential workshop transforms reflective practice into a
whole-group activity offering a unique relational and collective
approach to reflective practice. This approach has been implemented
with trainee teachers in universities and in other settings. It was
shown to be particularly effective in supporting a learning community
approach for separate teaching placements and for tutor support of
trainee professionals. We hope this will be of interest to many on
this list. This workshop will also be of interest to those interested
in whole-class learning and teaching supported by technology in the

Nicholas Bowskill

Event: Re-Thinking Reflection using a Shared Thinking Approach

Date: Wednesday 8th December 2010

Venue: York, Royal Station Hotel - next door to York Railway Station

Timetable: 10.30 – 11.00: Coffee/Tea and registration
11 -12.15: Intro and Shared Thinking Activity 1
12.15 –12.45: Activity: Collective experience and individual thinking
12.45 – 13.45: Lunch
13.45 - 14.15: Shared Thinking Activity 2
14.15 – 14.45: Activity: A social pedagogy for reflective practice
14.45 – 15.00: Tea/Coffee Break
15.00 – 15.30: Activity: Shared Thinking and collective-level research
15.30 – 15.45: Review and Close

Overview of the Workshop:
This experiential workshop presents a wholesale change to reflective
practices. Participants in this workshop will experience the Shared
Thinking model and consider this innovation as a system for reflecting
in context. Through this experience, participants will have a better
understanding of how Shared Thinking complements and enhances
individual and cyclical approaches to reflection. Participants will
have an understanding of how this innovation improves the
effectiveness of tools such as e-portfolios through the addition of
situational awareness. Shared Thinking is therefore presented as a
transferable enhancement to individual, team and collective learning.

Education Sector Price: £135
Non-Education Sector Price: £175
Includes: Morning Coffee/Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea/Coffee

David Andrew,
Head of Academic Practice

The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS



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