The Word version of the Dynamic Reflective Binnacle tool is suitable for online use as a live and open document that can be completed transparently – for example, using a shared document editor. It helps to encourage learning and reflexivity in experiments, and to maintain the link between systems transformation and the concrete actions and pathways portrayed in the flexible theory of change.
The Binnacle records and keeps track of changes in attitudes, interaction and knowledge leading to action, and is designed to be engaged with as an ongoing process – attached to the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) process – that addresses the challenges faced by the experiment at each stage.
Velasco, D., Boni, A. (2022) Tool: Dynamic Reflective Binnacle (Word version). Available at https://tipresourcelab.net/resource/tool-dynamic-reflective-binnacle-word-version/
The tool can be attached to the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) cycle to track ongoing changes in knowledge, attitudes and interactions during the experiment, and to capture the challenges being faced at each stage.
This is a Word version of the tool, which is suitable for online use as a live and open document that can be completed transparently – for example, using a shared document editor. Just copy the entry sheet as many times as required.
You can also find a pdf version in the Lab, suitable for printing out and filling in by hand.
Reflections on TIPC use
This tool was used in the Vinnova-TIPC project to process and reflect on knowledge, attitudes and interactions. To learn more, see Using the Dynamic Reflective Binnacle at the experiment level