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Questions for Reviewing
These questions form part of the
Active Reviewing Cycle Tutorial
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 memorable / different / interesting?
What were the turning points or critical moments?
What happened next? What happened just before?
What most influenced your attitude and behaviour?
What did you think / hope / fear would happen, but didn't?
Describe the event from the perspective of ...
(e.g. a young child, your boss, a reporter from ...)
Describe your role from the perspective of ...
FEELINGS Name five feelings that you experienced.
CONTRASTS What were your personal highs and lows? What were your most contrasting experiences?
INVOLVEMENT At what points did you feel most and least involved?
EMPATHY Who did you feel was going through similar/different emotions?
SELF CONTROL / EXPRESSION At what points were you most aware of controlling/expressing your emotions?
CONNECTIONS Did you get a sense of 'déjà vu' at any time? What previous experience was this most like?
ESSENCE / INTUITION What music (instrument / song / style) would have suited the event? (or not)
METAPHOR / INTUITION If you were a ... (e.g. something found in the kitchen) during that event, what would you be?
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? ...
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 event?
PRIORITIES I will be disappointed, pleased, delighted if ...
RE-AWAKENING This event has renewed my ...
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