Stories and dialogue can be effective technologies for the reflective process because they provide cognitively complex and culturally potent systems for conveying the way we think about, feel about, and make connections in experience. By examining the way we have constructed a narrative account about a significant event, it suddenly becomes more possible to observe the meaning we have taken from that experience and to excavate the underlying qualities that made it significant. By engaging in collective dialogue about a story or a question, we build our understanding of it and locate the significance of that story or question in the larger context of our work. Even when there is not a clear problem or question driving reflection, it is through the exploration of stories and the practice of dialogue that we can unpack the richness of experience, and evaluate which issues emerging from that experience we need to pursue. In deeper forms of reflection, it becomes possible to identify learning edges, those questions or issues that an individual or group is seeking to understand in order to advance their work.

Response to article : I think i am better at reflecting on experience, like post workshop than i am about reflecting on what someone has said, this is because i am dyslexic and draw meaning from a multi dimensional space, a 3D space, with sounds objects and colour. If i am needing to reflect on a piece of writing or a conversation i find it really stressful.