Looking Back, Looking Ahead


Assessing and Reflecting


This process invites thinking contextually as learners consider the context of time in relation to their learning.


  1. Provide learners with a template that prompts them to consider the context of their learning and how it changes over time – for example: 
    • How might learning about other countries have looked 10 years ago? 
    • What does learning about other countries look like today? 
    • How might learning about other countries look in 5-10 years? 
  2. Invite learners to discuss their thinking in small groups, using prompts such as the following to guide their discussions: 
    • What do you notice as you share and compare your thinking? 
    • What are some patterns you notice? 
    • As you consider changes over time, how might this impact you as a learner?  


Looking Back – Looking Ahead


Adapted from: Lipton, L. & Wellman, B. (2011). Groups at Work: Strategies and Structures for Professional Learning (p. 15). MiraVia.