This handbook provides a guide to understanding and using reflective and experiential learning – whether it be for personal or professional development, or as a tool for learning. It both places reflective and experiential learning within an overall theoretical framework, and provides practical ideas for applying the models of learning as well as offering tools, ideas and resources that can be incorporated into classroom practice.
This book is about people and the processes needed to facilitate sharing of knowledge in order to achieve sustainable developmental change. It underlines that development communication is based on dialogue, which is necessary to promote people’s participation. It follows a two-way model and increasingly makes use of many-to-may forms of communication to facilitate the understanding of people’s perceptions, priorities and knowledge with its use of a number of tools, techniques, media and methods. It aims to give voice to those most affected by the development issue(s) at stake, allowing them to participate directly in defining and implementing solutions. Based on the assumption that authentic participation directly addresses power and its distribution in society, which often decreases the advantage of certain elite groups, the authors argue that structural and sustainable change necessitates the redistribution of power.
Listen deeply. Tell stories. This is the mantra of the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in California, USA who have recently updated this popular guide. Detailing the history and methods of digital storytelling practice, it uses the “7 Steps” approach to encompass everything from seeing the story to assembling and sharing it. This new edition also includes explorations of the applications of digital storytelling as well as updated appendices that provide resources for storytellers. More information is available at the CDS website.