Niklas Hald, Stockholm, S: A crash course in RPK!
Both as an actor and as a teacher and researcher I have benefited from what we call Reflections on Practical Knowledge (RPK).
This is a way of using reflection as an active tool to understand and develop practice. RPK takes as its starting point the participants' own stories about problems and dilemmas at work. These stories provide the basis for an in-depth examination of the issues contained in them, through a mix of writing exercises and reflective discussions in seminar form.
The final layer is to connect what has been generated through exercises and discussions, with the outer world via (for example, philosophical, sociological, practice based) theoretical concepts, or through poetry, prose or drama.
The workshop aims at making participants more aware of the processes they are experiencing and thus enable them to make creative choices in their professional practice.
The workshop will introduce participants to the RPK-method and will be based on incidents in our professional life that we feel comfortable with to share with others.