Mentor: Anne-Marie Crowher
Arriving again at the fire station, we waited for the door to be opened to enter the room. Once in the room we got into a circle and discussed what we had done recently. Marie's lesson focused on visualizing your goal and knowing how you were going to achieve your goal.
She started this by doing the A and B exercise. Sje would ask us a question 'do you prefer to draw your path or discuss it?' and we would answer A for visual or B for verbal. She asked seven questions and in the end I got 5 A's and 2 B's, meaning that I was more visual with my techniques.
Next we did what was called the Honey and Mumford technique. This exercise showed us the four learning styles of man: Reflector, Activist, Theorist and Pragmatist. The prupose of the Honey+ Munford exercise is to ''understand the learning approaches that individuals naturally prefer and they recommend that in order to maximise one's own personal learning each learner ought to:''
- understand their learning style
- seek out opportunities to learn using that style
We were put into groups and one by one we would talk about our approaches to certain things and would choose which out of the four title suited this approach.
After a lunch we did another exercise. In this exercise we drew six boxes and from top to bottom we wrote 'Belief, Genesis, Function, Behavior, Re-Frame and Challenge'. The purpose of this exercise was to write a problem in the Challenge box, leading to the re-frame box which was looking at the issue. You then moved up to the next box 'Behavior' which looked at your behavior within that issue. Function focused on asking us what actions we could do to resolve this issue which lead onto Genesis which asked what benefits would this bring afterwards. Finally this end at Belief which made you look at what you had written and understand what you had written in order to overcome this issue.
We did this exercise again with a different issue and once we got the hang of it we understood that this could be a useful tool if there if are any issues we could face in life or in a artistic atmosphere.
The lesson that I learned from today's training was to visualize my goal and figure out what actions and choices can help me reach that goal.