Time-out for your learners: reflection as learning intervention.
If you want to replace a face-to-face activity, choose reflection as a first alternative. In general, in my honest opinion, reflection is a learning approach that is undervalued and underused. We don’t take time for that – well, now is the time! Reflection is not easy: good reflection is a methodical, step-by- step thinking process. Don’t assume learners know how to do it best (because they do so when taking a shower). Provide your learners with a structure and tips on how to do it.
My favourite structure is a simple one by Gary Rolfe: ‘what, so what, now what’. Focus on a topic, challenge, struggle or question (what). Explore all aspects of it and why it’s important, why it matters to you, what changes and risks are related to it and what the relevance is (so what). Reach a conclusion of your thinking and decide on the next steps to be taken (now what). The medium chosen is not so important: it can be written, audio, video or a sketch.
My advice is based on experience: be strict with the method, be flexible with the medium.
Stay healthy, keep moving forward!