Doris and I have blogged a lot about personal knowledge mastery, or PKM. This seek, sense, share process of seeking information, making sense of it, and sharing out what you learn is essential for “working out loud” online with others. Sometimes we get stuck on the seeking information part of the PKM process, and don’t make sense of our resource collection or share out what we learn and the resource gems we find. How do we take the time and create the ritual of reflection, which is key to understanding what we learn as well as what we need to learn?
This is our next blog project: reflection and journaling for work and personal learning. Just as we explored Job Boards in our previous blog project, we will be examining the various aspects of the sense part of the PKM process. Here is how Harold Jarche, the PKM guru, defines sensing:
Sensing is how we personalize information and use it. Sensing includes reflection and putting into practice what we have learned. Often it requires experimentation, as we learn best by doing.
What is reflective learning?
Reflective learning is not new, and most of us are familiar with the learn, do, review cycle often associated with it. Learn something new, put it into practice as Jarche says, and then review what happens to make adjustments for improvement or innovation. This type of cycle is referred to as a single loop learning cycle. For deeper reflection, there is the double loop and triple loop cycles as well. Read more