By Steven Simpson, Dan Miller and Buzz Bocher Experiential education focuses mainly on the idea that there are two components to experience: action and reflection. The Processing Pinnacle offers a theoretical approach to more effective processing, the reflective component of experience. Offering different points of view from the growing world of experiential education, the authors consider the difficulties of processing and suggest techniques to remove these “roadblocks.”
Utilizing the metaphor of the mountain, the authors demonstrate how and when certain facilitator methods may elicit immediate response and make a lasting impression on the individual, encouraging reflection as a personal response to life experience. Readers are invited to take a quiz designed to help experiential educators clarify and interpret their processing tendencies. Easy to implement and conversational in tone, The Processing Pinnacle contains valuable guidance for anyone who teaches experientially.