Journey MapsPosted: February 13, 2012
There’s something very powerful about the process of reflection, when it’s used properly. Reflecting gives us time to make sense of our learning. Sometimes putting a time and place on reflecting feels forced, like when we’re given 5 minutes in a workshop and told to ‘reflect’.
This week we were working with some visiting teachers from Korea who are coming near the end of their 6 month learning with our board. We spent the morning talking and creating journey maps. Journey maps are powerful way to focus our reflections by creating temporal representations of our learning. We frequently use these during final sharing sessions with our action research teams. It’s a great way to visualize your learning and serves as a representation to help us reflect on our practice. The act of creating a map helps us focus our reflection and speaking to your map further helps to clarify our learning as a process.