Do you know what the narcissus flower has to do with reflection? In Greek mythology, a guy named Narcissus was known for his beauty. One day, he saw his own reflection in a pool and fell deeply in love with it. When he found out his love would never be reciprocated, he lost his will to live any longer. In the end, his body changed into a narcissus flower. So reflection can not only be a ‘risky business’ but also a strong mechanism for learning as we know from John Dewey.
As learning designers, we can support professionals to learn via reflection and to create better self-awareness. But we have to do it the right way and to give you some input for that, reflection and self-awareness are the main topics of this edition of the learning notes.
My personal tip: learn from reflection but never look into a pool if you don’t want to end up being a flower.