Resource materials

The emphasis on continual innovation and learning in Reflect has led to the production of many different resources.

Practical resources:

Communication and Power (2003) is a resource pack developed with practitioners worldwide, covering a wide variety of issues, methods and practical examples of Reflect in action.

  • Communication and Power (pdf 1MB)

Reflect Mother Manual (1996) was developed to pull together best practice from the pilot projects for an audience of prospective practitioners. The manual was designed to explain the approach and enable people to adapt it to their local situation, producing their own facilitators' manuals adapted to their local social, economic, political and cultural conditions and interests. Download the pdf with a new preface by David Archer:


Evaluation of Reflect:

The Counting Seeds for Change (2009) is a toolkit for the participatory monitoring and evaluation of Reflect.

  • Counting Seeds for Change: Reflect Evaluation Framework (pdf 5.51MB).

The Review of 16 Reflect evaluations (2009) looked at evaluations carried out since 2001 and focused on evidence of the contributions of Reflect to literacy and on analysis of the evaluation process.

  • Review of 16 Reflect evaluations (pdf 808KB)
  • Review of 16 Reflect evaluations - summary (pdf 584KB)

 In 2001, Abby Riddell conducted an independent review of 13 evaluations of Reflect programmes from 10 countries. The review showed clear evidence of a range of impacts.

  • Abby Riddell's Review of Reflect Evaluations (pdf 468KB)

The Action Research Report (1996) evaluated the experiences of the three Reflect Pilot Projects.

  • Action Research Report on Reflect (pdf 608KB)


Reflect for ESOL:

The Reflect for ESOL Resource Pack (2007) provides practical tools and ideas for usingReflect in the teaching of English for Speakers of Other Languages in a UK context.