- BENEFITS How might this
experience benefit you in future?
- CHOICES What possibilities
and choices can you see?
- CHANGES What will you stop /
start / continue?
- ACTION PLAN What do you want
to take forwards from this experience? Why? How? When?
- LEARNING PLAN What do you
want to explore further? Why? How? When?
- PREDICTIONS What are your
pessimistic and optimistic predictions about the real value of this
- PRIORITIES I will be
disappointed, pleased, delighted if ...
- RE-AWAKENING This event has
renewed my ...
- Tell the
story of the event in five chapter headings.
- Make a short
news report covering What? Who? Where? When?
[Save Why? and How? for 'findings'.]
- Did anything
unexpected happen? Any surprises?
- Did anything
very predictable happen?
- What was most
- What were the
turning points or critical moments?
- What happened
next? What happened just before?
- What most
influenced your attitude and behaviour?
- What didn't
happen that you thought/hoped would happen?
- Describe the
event from the perspective of ...
(e.g. a young child, your boss, a reporter from ...)
- Describe your
role from the perspective of ...
- Why ...? e.g. why did you
take the role that you did?
- How ...? e.g. how did your
feelings influence what you said or did?
- What are you finding out?
e.g. about yourself / the group / the topic?
- Regrets? Missed
opportunities? e.g. What would you like to have done differently / more
of / less of?
- Achievements? e.g. How (or
how well) did you achieve your group/personal objectives?
- Opinions, judgements? e.g.
What was most/least valuable?
- Feedback, appraisal? e.g.
What did you appreciate about others?
- Links, connections? e.g. In
what ways was the experience like/unlike work?
- Learning processes? e.g. What
is helping/hindering your learning?
- What have you found? Gold? A
message? Questions? A solution? Energy? Synergy? ...
- Also see these 10 questions
for philosophical enquiry from SAPERE
- FEELINGS Name
five feelings that you experienced.
What were your personal highs and lows? What were your most contrasting
At what points did you feel most and least involved?
- EMPATHY Who
did you feel was going through similar/different emotions?
CONTROL/EXPRESSION At what points were you most aware of
controlling/expressing your emotions?
Did you get a sense of 'déjà vu' at any time? What
previous experience was this most like?
What music (instrument/song/style) would have suited the event? (or
If you were a ... (e.g. something found in the kitchen) during that
event, what would you be?
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