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ERIC Number: ED465493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Processing for Picasso and Other Masters.
Stenger, Tammie; Ryan, Beth
Group processing after an outdoor experience provides feedback and the opportunity for critical reflection, which can enhance the benefits of the experience. This paper outlines some common problems in processing and suggestions to help outdoor leaders improve their facilitation skills. Common pitfalls that hinder effective processing include over-analyzing the experience, negative comments and feedback that offend other group members, too much talking by the facilitator, waiting too long after the experience, strong emotions, group members divulging too much personal information, and avoiding silence. Facilitators should be aware of their role, remind participants to speak only for themselves, respect each person's right to "pass" on discussion, help learners take responsibility for their own learning, and focus on group needs. Theories and models of processing include the "mountains speak for themselves" model, Outward Bound Plus, types of transfer of learning, and the metaphoric model of processing. The appropriate sequencing of the debriefing is discussed, and various techniques and activities of processing are listed that draw on multiple intelligences and diverse learning styles. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A