Students, faculty, and other
Some of the skills needed for one to
do a "good job" facilitating reflection are:
Before Service: Look at the expectations, stereotypes, etc. before you start service. Ask yourself why you are serving.During Service: Look at the relationships you are building and what effects they are having. Did they meet the expectations you started out with?After Service: Sum up the experience. How has it changed you? How will it affect your future? What have you learned about yourself, the community, and others?
This is the big picture, and this is where we are starting to
make some kind of difference in breaking down stereotypes and
boundaries by caring about other people and educating
This is a model to help tie it all together:WHAT: What do you know about details and what happened? NO judgment statements here.SO WHAT: Make comparisons: How did your experience differ from your preconceptions? How is your experience different from other people’s; how is it similar? What surprises did you see?NOW WHAT: Integration: Given your experience and what you’ve learned, how will you change your life/behavior? If you were to write a book about your experience, what would the title be?