“Give It a Name and It Will Be Yours”: How Opportunities to Reflect on Essential Questions Can Create Space for Learning

  • Elina Maslo
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


This chapter aims to illustrate how different contexts can create opportunities for reflecting on essential questions and how these reflections call for other reflections, and the other reflections hopefully can result in some better understandings of things—how reflections are an important part of human learning. I do so by describing three spaces for reflection I have experienced recently: the conversation with two research participants in a study of learning at work, an important meeting at the conference in Singapore, and the situation at a writing retreat where I reflect on simple things. All three situations have this in common, that they provided a space for reflection—space for learning.


Reflection Learning Essential questions Meetings Space for reflection Space for learning Writing 


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  • Elina Maslo
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  1. 1.Danish School of EducationAarhus UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

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