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I love developing ever better ways of doing reviewing. Most reviewing methods that you find here are ones that I have invented, developed or refined to improve the quality of reviewing in some way - whether it is to make it faster or deeper or more engaging and inclusive; whether is it to make reviewing more focused or more fun - or all of these things at the same time.
After 18 years of teaching, training and trainer-training, I realised that my growing interest in reviewing skills and methods was an area of practice that is critical for success for anyone who facilitates learning from experience.
For many teachers, trainers and consultants it is the reviewing process (also known as 'debriefing') that happens to be the most challenging part of their work.
Exactly what people find challenging varies from one culture to another (work culture or national culture). But whatever the challenge I have found that the solution often lies in giving learners something to do that will assist their reflection and their ability to communicate their experiences and ideas to others.
I firmly believe that the ability to learn from experience is one of the most important skills that a person can have. So I train people to develop ways in which they can help those they work with to learn from what they do.
Effective reviewing skills are at the heart of successful experience-based learning. That is why I chose to specialise in 'Reviewing Skills Training'.
Active and creative reviewing techniques (basic or advanced) ...
What I contribute to active learning ...
My ideas about facilitation ...Facilitation is about making learning easy [but not too easy - see my article on 'The Art of Reviewing']. We can facilitate learning by...
How I started ...I provided my first training course in reviewing skills in 1983 while I was working for the Brathay Hall Trust - still very much a centre of innovation in development training with youth and adult courses.
In 1993, with the publication of my second handbook about reviewing Playback: A Guide to Reviewing Activities (for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award), I decided to make reviewing skills training my main specialism. I have been training trainers, educators and facilitators ever since - in the fields of youth and adult training and education. (See my client list.)
What I provide and where ...I have worked in 36 countries as well as throughout my home country (the UK) to provide training and consultancy in reviewing and related skills. There seems to be no limit to the kinds of environment (indoors or outdoors) in which people want to develop reviewing and facilitation skills. I enjoy the challenge of developing new ways to adapt and apply these skills in new situations.
I have provided training in reviewing skills in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UK and the USA. I have also presented workshops at EEEurope conferences in Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy and Slovenia. And I have worked as a trainer and facilitator in the UK, Ethiopia and Iran.
Clients and costs ....
Management DevelopmentWhile working at Brathay (1981-87) I designed, marketed, facilitated and directed outdoor management development programmes. Clients were from banking, retail, industrial and public sectors, including IBM, JLP, Barclays, Plessey and Sainsburys. My PhD was a study of Powerful Learning Experiences in Management Learning and Development (University of Lancaster, 1995). Since 1995, my primary involvement with management development has been in training providers of management development programmes in facilitation and reviewing skills (see 'Clients of Reviewing Skills Training'). In recent years I have been training managers in "Big Picture Thinking" and in converting reviewing methods into management tools.
Published articles on reviewing / debriefingMy published articles on debriefing include: Active Reviewing, The Group Relations Training Association (1983), How Transfer Happens, Brathay's Organisation Development: Topical Papers (2002); The Art of Reviewing, The Journal of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (2002); Practical Debriefing (2004) and Training for Transfer (2005) both in Fenman's Trainer-Training series. My published chapters on debriefing include: Facilitation and Reviewing in Outdoor Education in 'The RHP Companion to Outdoor Education' (2003); and Dynamic Debriefing in ‘The Handbook of Experiential Learning' (2007); The Value of Other Ways of Learning and Development in 'Other Ways of Learning' (2008); Reviewing and Reflection: Connecting People to Experiences with Clifford Knapp in 'The International Handbook of Outdoor Studies' (in press). As well as these publications, I also regularly publish my own articles about reviewing / debriefing on my website: The Active Reviewing Guide.
Workshops and presentations on reviewing / debriefingWorkshops at conferences have included: Active and Creative Reviewing, Washington DC (1994); Processing the Experience - a Balancing Act, AEE, Nova Scotia (1996); Moving Bodies, Moving Minds, EEE, Italy (2001); Learning from Reality and Learning from Metaphor, EEE, Turkey (2005); Generating Participation and Developing Questioning Skills, EARCOS, Thailand (2007). Presentations include: The Transfer of Learning and Development (keynote), Germany (2004); Why Active Reviewing? How can we use it with teams?, Business-Edu, Romania (2007); Reflecting with Energy (keynote), ICEL, Santiago, Chile (2011); The Game After the Game (keynote), Agile Games, Boston, USA (2013). (For more information see my conference page)
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Roger's EducationBA (Hons) American Studies, University of East Anglia, 1973; PGCE (Distinction), Bangor, UCNW, 1975; PhD in Management Learning, University of Lancaster, 1995.
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