Critical Reflection encompasses the capacity for becoming open to learning from community experiences, and living with the tensions and contradictions that often surface during partnerships.
Table. Skills for Critical Reflection.
Power Relations and Community Strengths:
Conflict and ambiguity:
Resources to build our capacity for critical reflection:
- Kretzmann, J.P. & McKnight, J.L. (1993). Introduction. Building Communities from the Inside Out. Chicago: ACTA Publications. Found on http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/publications/community/introd-building.html
- Seanhk-Ka, S. & Axtell, S. (2007). Sharing Intellectual Authority. Partnership Perspectives, 4(1), 78-85. http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pdf_files/PP-W07-Seanhk-ka.pdf
- Hassel, C. (2005). The Craft of Cross-Cultural Engagement. Journal of Extension, 43 (6), http://www.joe.org/joe/2005december/a1.php