What is the Core Reflection 2022 Workshop?
The Core Reflection approach, developed by Fred Korthagen and his colleagues in the Netherlands and the US, aims at promoting a deep and transformative kind of reflection in the coaching of students, teachers, or colleagues. It represents a shift from a focus on problems and deficiencies toward a focus on strengths.

What are people’s strengths? How can they be used optimally? How can you support people in overcoming obstacles and help them act upon their strengths (their ‘psychological capital’)?

Core Reflection builds on people’s ‘core qualities’ and aims at dealing with internal and external obstacles to use one’s best capacities in practice. In the Core Reflection approach, the cognitive, emotional, motivational, and behavioral aspects of learning are connected (thinking, feeling, wanting, and doing).

Core Reflection has been successfully implemented in many schools and teacher education programs. Research has shown its strong impact on the professional development of teacher educators, students, novice teachers, experienced teachers, and school principals. Core Reflection appears to create a sense of flow, inspiration, and high quality in work. Publications on Core Reflection have appeared in important academic journals in the field of teaching and teacher education (see the list of key publications below).

Who is ​Dr. Fred Korthagen?
Prof. Dr. Fred Korthagen will facilitate this three-day workshop. He is an emeritus professor of education of Utrecht University. He specializes in reflection and self-directed learning as key aspects of professional development and the integration of theory and practice. On these subjects, he has published extensively, for example the book Linking practice and theory: The pedagogy of realistic teacher education.

Twice, in 2000 and in 2006, Dr. Korthagen received the Exemplary Research Award from the Division Teaching and Teacher Education of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In 2015, he received the honorary title of Fellow of the AERA, as an acknowledgment for the quality of his research and its impact on practice.

Fred Korthagen has been the head of two Dutch teacher education programs. He is also an experienced Gestalt therapist and has a background in a variety of other therapeutic approaches. He has given in-person and online workshops and professional courses in many European countries, as well as in the US, Canada, Japan, South Korea, and Australia.

Workshop Registration
Limited to 20 participants, the workshop sessions will include the presentation of theoretical issues alternated with practical examples of coaching procedures. Interventions will be practiced through real coaching situations created during the workshop along with mini-exercises, each focused on developing specific skills.

Weeks between sessions will be for participants to consider, develop, and practice what they are learning, as well as for optional peer coaching on real teacher education situations.

Dates (registrants attend all three)
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022

$450 CASUP Members
$500 Non-Members