From Claudia Molleda’s desk | CP coordination
Reflective: “their own learning and experiences. They are able to recognize and understand their qualities and limitations in order to contribute to their learning and personal development”.
Every day we get up, do different activities, read new things, different things are explained to us, etc, but rarely, we sit down to reflect on what caught our attention, something new that we learnt, the why of things, etc. Here is an excerpt from Neil Bunting’s “Approaches to Reflection” article, a collaboration for the IB Blog.
Throughout the history of civilizations, reflection has been the basis of progress.
As a visual artist, I recognize the importance of reflection. It has played an extremely important role in my professional practices for many years, in which I have not only reflected on my creativity as a painter, but on all aspects of my life. For artists (and creative people in general), the process of reflection defines how to move forward and learn from what has been created, to synthesize and determine what comes next.
In the heat of a class, the coolness and tranquility of reflection may take a back seat, but it is something that should never be ignored or overlooked. It is a fundamental process that forms the foundation for learning.
The IB philosophy highlights the critical role that reflection plays in education. All good teaching and learning practice recognizes the need to create opportunities for students and educators to share meaningful reflections.
The IB insists on the importance of lifelong learning, and into adulthood we all continue to grow and learn. Learning is a goal and an experience that all of us should aspire to. Simply, life ends when there is no growth.
“Thoughtful leaders from any area of life can be fantastic role models for developing young people’s thinking skills.”
To read the full article, go to: https://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2015/11/02/enfoques-para-abordar-la-reflexion/?lang=es