Introduction[edit | edit source]

This is an outline for an educational video which is being produced for a university project. I would ask that the pages themselves be confined to our group, but that ideas are welcome on the talk pages. Thanks. Cormaggio 04:29, 4 Feb 2005 (PST)

Outline[edit | edit source]

This is an educational journey, which we are calling Back to the Future. We hope to illustrate the process of reflection, both in action and on action, and experiential learning.

The story begins with an outline of different types of learners. We are drawing parallels between learners and different forms of transport to demonstrate the different speeds at which people move and learn. This will involve different shots of planes, trains, cars, pedestrians, as well as a traffic jam to show frustration and a clip from Roadrunner to show someone who ‘never learns’, ie, Coyote.

Then we will be setting and defining the theme of reflection, before putting it into an educational context. This leads into the reflective practitioner cycle, Kolb, Dewey, etc. with graphics of the circle. The circle becomes a visual theme throughout the video of reflection, with shots of bicycle wheels, seasons changing, as well as reflection itself with images of peaceful lakes, mirrors, glass etc. We’ll also be using music to underline this.

Next, old classroom scene - not the best way to learn. We will film Wigan pier/Style Mill as an example of old-style classrooms with rows and grids. We’ll also be using clips from old films like Ryan’s daughter and TV programs. This will follow into our theme of learning from experience, not just theory but experiential learning. Also contrast with the circle of the reflective group.

Then we have our ‘character’ – driving a car/interpersonal communication? This is to show him/her making a mistake, reflecting upon the action which we will tie up later as we come to the outcomes of reflection This leads on to reflection in action - image of the potter’s wheel.

How do we reflect? Idea of reflective journal – what, why, and how? Prayer, meditation – ways of stepping back and taking stock. Order from Chaos. Also blogs – a new way of keeping a journal – making it public

Reflection is not as easy as it sounds. Experience is constantly happening – not always easy to distill or comprehend. Time doesn’t stop for us to be able to reflect. But, (no pain no gain?), reflection helps us deal with these ambiguities and complexities. From reflection we can have real understanding, real change and real growth. Spring foliage, coming out of yearly cycle, symbolising new phase and renewal.

Back to character – what he/she has leart and how. Crucially, how reflection has informed his/her practice. Back to the future.

Finally, we have us reflecting on our individual experience of making the video – how we found it and what we could have different – how relates to future practice. Final shot of all of us with our individual directors chairs

Chunks[edit | edit source]

Chunk 1: Kathy

  • Opening sequence - transport
  • Different types of learners
  • Join us on this learning journey - back to the future

Chunk 2: Marianne

  • Into education
  • Old school - modern university (contrast)
  • Learning from experience - (experiential learning?)

Chunk 3: Kathy

  • Character: Kathy gives in
  • Intro to reflective journal
  • Kathy reflects in journal
  • Next day: shares feelings and changes

Chunk 4: Kathy (or Cormac?)

  • We reflect in different ways - praying, meditating (does this go here or not?)
  • People throughout history - Samuel Pepys, Virginia Woolf, Anne Franck? Bible?

Chunk 5: Cormac

  • Now with blogs, learning community has widened
  • Reflection - order from chaos
  • Brings new growth, real change
  • Informs future practice - directors chairs

Titles and outtakes

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