It’s not the experience, it’s the reflection

I am attending Thiagi ‘s interactive training strategies course these days. It offers lots of good practical tools. One of today’s learning is about experiences through games, exercise, simulations etc. It’s actually not the experience that offers learning, it’s the reflection that follows the experience. Thiagi shared six phases for debriefing:
– How do you feel?
– What happened?
– What did you learn?
– How does this relate?
– What if?
– What next?
I’ve used these during the debrief of Barnga, but actually never thought of using the same questions after other interventions.