Reflect-Action resources

Reflect is an innovative approach to adult learning and social change, which fuses the theories of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire with participatory methodologies. It was developed in the 1990s through pilot projects in Bangladesh, Uganda and El Salvador and is now used by over 500 organisations in over 70 countries worldwide.

The approach, resources and tools have been used by countless trainers and facilitators across the world, inspiring the development of new techniques, and to this day are invaluable.  In 2018, the website stopped being maintained; Rhizome agreed to host the English language versions so the resources can keep serving the needs of organisations and the people they support.

This sub-site is aimed at Reflect practitioners and others who want to know more about the approach.  Some individual tools from this approach can be found on The Networked Toolbox.

More about Reflect:


The Mother Manual

Communication and Power

Training of Trainers and Facilitators

Reflect for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Evaluating Reflect