Community organizing, learning and social change – communication and power – Reflect Approach


Reflect is an approach to learning and social change. Reflect aims to improve the meaningful participation of people in decisions that affect their lives, through strengthening their ability to communicate. Reflect begins with respect and value for people’s existing knowledge and experience. Reflect involves a continual cycle of reflection and action. A wide range of participatory tools is used within a Reflect process to help create an open or democratic environment in which everyone is able to contribute. Reflect is premised on the recognition that achieving social change and greater social justice is a fundamentally political process. It seeks to help people in the struggle to assert their rights, challenge injustice and change their position in society and as such requires us to explicitly align ourselves with the poorest and most marginalised. It involves working with people rather than for them.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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