The most important thing in this methodic is the idea that essence of learning is a reflection of the experience, because any learning activity loses its meaning if it is applied mechanically, without reflection on the past accumulated experience and its interpretation.
This provision is particularly acute in adult education, on the one hand, because adults have a lot of experience in various personal and professional life issues. In addition, the experience of adult education should be seen as one of the very important information and learning resources. After all, experience combines the theory and practice in real original way; in our experience remains the only tested the theory in practice. For these reasons, not to use experience in adult education would be unforgivable.
On the other hand, each adult learner's experience may not be entirely correct, incomplete, even in his own completely misunderstood, etc., So educational process requires that experience and can expand, revise, and even change it (especially negative experience). Integrated teacher‘s and all the students‘ experience, we can reach very unique learning outcomes for the learner and for the whole group too.
Although the publication was more focused on formal adult education, it contains reflective teaching/learning methods what could be beneficial for every adult educator, especially if you are interested in learning to learn, based on personal experiences in order to discover the theory and practice communication and improve yourself as a person, area.
The purpose of Methodic - to better and deeper understanding of the process of reflection, application of such tasks, methods and forms of educational process to encourage the students and teachers themselves, and self-reflection and reflection of ongoing activities.
The methodology is not only a detailed analysis of the concept of reflection, its essence, levels, conditions, presenting different reflections and reflection models, representing excellent opportunities for each adult educator choose the most convenient for learners reflective teaching/learning model. Even more so as a reflection of one of the essential components are used in accordance with other innovative teaching/learning methods and strategies (egg. Case studies, problem-based learning, etc.).
It also provides a lot of useful information for reflection and reflective teaching/learning methods can be applied in practice (theory is illustrated by examples that help to better understand the reflection application opportunities for learning, setting straight of their learning style, contains reflective writing process-map scheme, reflection promoting issues and etc.).
Much attention is given to reflective writing your thoughts fixation as their daily experience and understanding of the development of labeling.
Methodic analyzes and other reflective teaching/learning methods: reflective diary method, free association, contracts, learning journals, lyrics, mural design, discussions, "aquarium", "my cart", self-expression and imagination to help others. It is likely that this publication will help adult educators to understand what is actually a reflection (as is often manipulated the process just do not understand the true reflection of the nature and meaning) and its application in adult education.