Participants reflect on the process and experience of the workshop and how learnings can be applied in their professional lives.
This activity invites participants to identify what they learned, both in terms of process and content of the workshop. They discuss how they can transfer new insights and skills to other settings and explicitly define one thing they will commit to doing differently as a result of the workshop. As an option, this commitment can be made specifically to other beings or to future generations. This is a crucial phase and enough time should be reserved in the workshop structure.
Participants can also make their commitments in the form of a postcard, either to themselves, to another being, or to future generations. Postcards can either be taken home, or mailed to people later.
Use the process described in “Yes, and...” to capture collective learning.
Pen and paper; postcards; index cards and decoration materials (optional); flipcharts/posters (optional).
To evoke the memories of the experience in the future, postcards can portray landscapes and landmarks of the place where the workshop takes place, or of another place meaningful to the purpose of the workshop.
Corcoran, Weakland, & Wals (2017). Envisioning Futures for Environmental and Sustainability Education.
Brookfield & Preskill (2012). Discussion as a Way of Teaching.
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