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Using positive experiences for learning

We can learn from what goes right as well as from what goes wrong.

This section challenges the 'post-mortem' approach to debriefing that skips over positive and successful experiences and dwells on the causes of failure.
We can learn from success too!

As a learner and facilitator it is in your interests to extend the range of experiences from which people can learn and benefit.

This includes 'positive' experiences, 'negative' experiences and 'other' experiences - all experiences are a potential source of learning.

However, the emphasis in this section is on learning from positive experiences.

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'Reviewing Success' includes:

  • Tips and methods for reviewing success - even when there's not much sign of success.
  • Tools to help you maximise learning from 'positive' experiences.
  • Techniques that will help to make reviewing itself a positive experience.
  • Ways of applying positive thinking to recent experiences so that you can find out, learn from and build on achievement and success.
  • Ideas that will help you to escape from (or stay clear from) nit-picking post-mortems that spiral down into negativity.
  • Secrets of success exposed!! Here you can find out about more positive ways of learning from experience.

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Who is this section for?
 'Reviewing Success' is for 'bright' people interested in the 'bright' side of reviewing! (as one of many 'sides' to reviewing)

What will you find here?

You will find debriefing methods for learning from success and ways of getting the positive-negative balance right in your reviewing
What's new or different? Positive thinking is often associated with visions of the future rather with learning from experience. Positive thinking in reviewing helps us to find, learn from and build on what we already do well.

Is it any better than learning from failure?

It is usually quicker to copy what works well rather than trying to work out what might work from what doesn't work. It certainly less painful and draws on positive energy. Learning from success avoids the defensiveness and negative energy that hangs around failure. (Even so, it is sometimes better to focus on failure - but, please, not all the time!)

Why explore this section?
To find a happier and more effective alternative to review sessions that spiral down into negativity! Find out about ways of learning from experience other than 'Learning from Mistakes' and 'Learning by Trial and Error'.

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Everyone Deserves Success!

The ideas in this section (and throughout this 'Active Reviewing Guide') are suitable for working with people of all ages. You will of course need to adjust how you present and adapt these methods to suit your own style, purpose and situation.

I would like to think that everyone, however 'serious' your work may be, can create the time and opportunity to use success as a source of learning.

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