- Use these links about
debriefing (reviewing) to help you navigate Roger Greenaway's free
online Guide to Active Reviewing.
In many situations 'debriefing' is synonymous with 'reviewing'.
Reviewing is learning
from experience - or enabling others to do so.
Reviewing helps you get more from work, life and recreation -
especially if you have the reviewing skills to match your ambitions.
A Definition of Reviewing
Reviewing is any process that helps you to make use of personal
experience for your learning and development.
These reviewing processes can include:
for reviewing are 'processing', 'debriefing' and 'reflection'.
- reflecting on
- analysing experience
- making sense of
- reframing experience
- learning from
I use the term
'reviewing' in these two ways:
My main interest is in this second sense of 'reviewing', but you will
find that many of
these 'facilitation' skills (asking questions, giving feedback etc.)
are also useful 'learning' skills.
A good 'facilitator' uses their own reviewing skills (sense 2) to
reviewing skills (sense 1) in others. A good facilitator will also use
reviewing skills (sense 1) as
part of their own continuing professional development. Facilitators
should be learning from their own experiences too!
1: REVIEWING = LEARNING
- the process of learning from experience itself (e.g. by keeping a
diary, confiding with a friend, or talking with your mentor).
is about what the learner
2: REVIEWING = HELPING
OTHERS TO LEARN
- the process of facilitating learning from experience for others (e.g.
by asking questions, giving feedback, or exploring alternative
is about what the facilitator
For more information see:
What, Why and How?