Lillehammer 2022

Network Meeting the 24-25th of February

How can supervision help mentors to reflect on their own experiences, create new narratives and get a better understanding of their own action so that mentoring will not only become learning by doing but also learning by reflective doing?

How can supervision
put words on one’s own experiences and reflect upon them, and as Dewey said: we do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience.

Is there a need for new narratives?
We think so, and we want to see the Nightingale as the peace-project we need today, especially when fundamental movements and nationalism are spreading and when intolerance and xenophobia are creating invisible walls preventing people to meet and taking part in society. But can supervision really create new narrative and not tolerate injustice – opposite the perspective that demand harder punishment, feel frustration – which often grow in fear and when people do not meet or reflect? We think so!

Keynote speaker
What will our Key note speaker Sunil Loona say about this subject?
At this network meeting we will have the pleasure to listen to Sunil Loona who is a trained psychologist, with post-graduate degrees in psychology from both India and Norway. He has extensive experience in working with minority students, but is also founder member of the Anti-Racist Center in Oslo. As a researcher he has written several academic articles on various topics related to minority issues.
His perspective is a class, structural racism, and poverty.

Partners experiences
We will also discuss and listen to partners experiences of supervision, from different perspective:

  • The supervisors
    What is happening in supervision? (New narratives by reflection, rethinking and re-storying) Taking the perspectives of others; the child’s and the caregivers.
    Improving self-knowledge, self-reflection, and a better self-efficacy.
    The learning process. The reflective practitioner.

  • The mentors
    What problems do mentors struggle? What are their experiences?
    What do they highlight in their diaries, reflection notes and monthly reports? 
    What are they thinking between the meetings and what do they point out at the end of the mentoring period?

  • The practitioner– three (or four) different examples of supervisions, which will be selected soon.