User Tools

Site Tools


reflection_roundtable

Differences

This shows you the differences between the selected revision and the current version of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Next revision
Previous revision
reflection_roundtable [2011/11/05 15:38]
daviding Copied from http://isss.org/world/SIG-call-for-papers-brisbane-2009
reflection_roundtable [2015/01/31 23:55] (current)
Line 1: Line 1:
 SIG Chair: Sue Gabriele SIG Chair: Sue Gabriele
  
-sgabriele@gemslearning.com+During our weeklong annual ISSS conference, we have been convening the ISSS RoundTable for a dozen years now. The RoundTable sessions are held for an hour every morning, Monday through Friday, right before the morning plenaries. Join us every day, or whenever you like.
  
-Get Ready for the ISSS MORNING REFLECTION ROUNDTABLE!+Our unique format is an eye-opening new practice in democracy. We spend 5 minutes listening to short readings and the suggested topic. We then spend 55 minutes on individual reflections or learning reports, time distributed equally among all present (e.g. 27 people = about 2 minutes each). Each morning, the session is facilitated by a different volunteering facilitator selected from those in attendance.
  
-Everyone is invited to our ninth annual daily reflection RoundTable at ISSS 2009 in Brisbane, AustraliaWe will meet every morning ​at 8:00am Monday ​through ​Friday, July 13-17, location TBA. Join us every day, or whenever ​you like.+The facilitator of the day suggests a topic of his or her choosingIn the past, our suggested topic for the first morning ​has been“What situations and projects did you leave behind to come here, and what could happen here that would be valuable to you in your work and life back home?” On the second ​through ​fifth morningsa suggested second ​or default topic is: “What did you experience yesterday that was interesting or important learning for you? In what way was it interesting or important?​”
  
-Our Roundtable purposes are to open a space for daily reflection on our ideals, what we want to learn and create; to increase time for each of us to talk from about what we are thinking and learning now; and to be listened to by othersenjoying and learning with each other in a new way.+Folk wisdom ​and compelling research indicate that participants experience surprising benefits ​from this activity after about four sessions. Our experience with this format has resulted in the following theory: Just as we break the sound barrier when we travel faster than the speed of soundwe break the communication barrier when we hear 25 authentic viewpoints ​in 50 minutes.
  
-Our format is: We spend 5 minutes listening ​to short readings. We then spend 50 minutes on individual reflections or learning reports, time distributed equally among all present (e.g. 25 people = about 2 minutes each). Our suggested topic for the first morning might be: “What situations and projects did you leave behind to come here, and what could happen here that would be valuable to you in your work and life back home?” Each day, a different topic will be suggested by a different volunteering facilitator in attendance. +We look forward ​to seeing ​you there! 
- +SIG Chair: Sue Gabriele ​ 
-Folk wisdom and compelling research indicate that participants experience surprising benefits from this activity after about four sessionsOur own experience with this format has resulted in the following theory: Just as we break the sound barrier when we travel faster than the speed of sound, we break the communication barrier when we hear 25 authentic viewpoints in 50 minutes. +sgabriele (at) gemslearning.com 
- +
-Looking forward to experiencing this with you all! +
  
 See other [[Special Integration Groups]] See other [[Special Integration Groups]]
reflection_roundtable.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/31 23:55 (external edit)