Reflecting on Practice

Reflecting on Practice (RoP) is a professional learning program designed to build participants’ understanding of best practices for teaching in informal learning environments. RoP is devised for institutions to implement it with their own staff and volunteers, at their own pace. The Research Group has served as an evaluation partner to RoP since 2011.

We are currently conducting an evaluation study, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF AISL 1612515), to examine how best to disseminate RoP via two coaching workshop models: either two– to three-day coaching workshops that take place in person, or “blended” coaching workshops combined with a one-day in-person meeting that subsequently takes place online. The evaluation considers which factors are required for an institution to implement RoP.