We were at Manonjaya, West Java last week, together with JL, Rebeka, Lulu, Mustain (friend from Singkawang, West Kalimantan) and I. Jl has shared about this subdistrict and how beautiful a view at the side along the way.
At the second day, I facilitated the session of reflection. I proposed the question for all of us: when you woke up this morning, what did you think of? Well, this was actually an easy question. So I just said this question to audience. Some of participants gave an answer in line with the question, but the rest were not. Some said: when I woke up this morning, I do this and that, etc.
In the evening, we reflected on this. JL told that before we gave an instruction, we have to very clear telling to the audience what is an idea. I didn't do that, because I thought this was an easy one. I proposed to do that again in the next day. I planned to fixed it.
Finally, I re-facilitated reflection session in the 3rd day with the same question with prologue/preface, with a clear explanation about what I asked. Everybody was clear about the question and came out with an answer which is in line with what we expected.
What I learned are:
1. Review after what we've done (AAR) is very important to do. Even probably we feel tired after a whole day activity.
2. It's very important to give a clear explanation about what we instruct.
This morning, in the Indonesia Knowledge Fair at Jogjakarta, I facilitated a session called connectivity. This is the session to describe that Indocompetence member is actually connected each other. This is actually the strength that we have. But sometime we did not realize. In this session I gave a clear explanation, a prologue/preface that could stimulate people to come out with their experiences about connectivity.
I have learned from previous session to apply to another one.
I remember with what Gaston said: facilitator that stop learning is not facilitator.