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ERIC Number: ED414147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Chiji Processing Cards and Non-Directive Facilitated Processing.
Simpson, Steven; Miller, Dan; Bocher, Buzz
Creating a nonthreatening atmosphere, drawing out introverted participants, and relating the lessons of programmed activities to everyday life are a few of the challenges of quality processing (debriefing). At times, alternative methods of processing open doors when straightforward questioning does not. In some instances, alternative methods serve a group's needs better than traditional processing. Alternative techniques are usually less complicated, making them useful both to novice facilitators intimidated by processing and to experienced facilitators in new complex situations. Chiji Processing Cards is a new tool to help facilitators conduct processing sessions while minimally manipulating discussion. Initially tested on ropes courses and wilderness trips, the final product is now being used in adventure programs, summer camps, school and university courses, hospital psychiatric and rehabilitation services, and corporate leadership seminars. Consisting of 48 pictures (e.g., lighthouse, sunrise, turtle), the cards are tangible images upon which participants in an experiential education activity can formulate their feelings and opinions. This article explains Chiji Processing Cards, their basic use, and their strengths and limitations; discusses the education theory behind the cards, clarifying their place in the spectrum of alternative processing methods as a form of nondirective facilitated processing; and describes modifications of their use to specific circumstances. (Author/TSP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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