Reflecting Skills and Methods

Skill Level: All Skill Levels
Tuition: $195 Course Length: 1 day (8 hrs)
Meal Plan: Lunch Included Graduate Credit: Available (additional fee)
Lodging: Lodging Options CEU: Available (additional fee)

Course Description:

Debriefing skills can seem elusive to many practitioners, and for a variety of reasons. Perhaps we don’t allow enough time for a thorough period of reflection, or we aren’t inspired with the right reflection question or tool. By shifting some common perceptions about debriefing-that it’s only done at the end of activities, for example, or that it requires a set of skills separate from facilitation skills-experiential educators can easily become more effective in supporting participants transfer of learning from one activity to the next. This workshop frames the practice of debriefing according to three categories-topics, methods and skills. While some exposure to the fundamentals of adventure programing may be helpful, this workshop is designed to advance the skills of any participant, regardless of previous experience.

This workshop will include:

  • How to select debriefing topics, and when in the activity they can be introduced.
  • Commonly used adventure activities that can be used for debriefing.
  • The pros and cons of using props as reflection tools.
  • Essential skills to practice when debriefing.

Participants will leave with written materials that connect to these essential concepts

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