thankfully i am partnered with Edward again!
i can’t say that it was an awesome partnership but it wasn’t that bad.
i dun wanna do injustice to the kranji secondary kids by comparing them.
but i can’t help but admit, today’s program was more fun.
stupid boys like jin hua, iskadar etcetc. HAHAHA!
that wanted to distract me so that i wun stop their mistakes.
keep trying to talk to me about random things.
like the GE 2011, something about the rain & etc.
i had super loads of fun with this bunch of kids.
and i super love their closing..
“thankyou Edward & Constance. Have a nice day and may God bless you.”
i just feel super when i saw 1 wrote on the comments that we are awesome.
i just hope that they do really take in the lessons.
This, is what i’ve found on debriefing when i was doing my research yesterday.
but nevertheless, it was OBVIOUS that i did badly.
kids were distracted, they dun answer my questions etc.
Extracting lessons from an activity requires more than the question “What did you learn?” Prior to the discussion, your group may have learned nothing. That’s what the debriefing is for. There are many techniques for facilitating discussion, but most of them generally follow the same flow:
- Reaction & Reflection: Get the group’s reaction to the experience. How do they feel? What was it like for them? What did they notice, experience, hear or feel? These questions get them thinking about the experience and prepare them for the next step.
- Explanation: Why did the activity go as it did? What were people’s reasons for behaviors and choices? Spend time trying to derive some kind of meaning from the shared experience.
- Big Picture: Move away from this specific activity and instead talk about the broader issues the have come up during the discussion. Focus on human behavior, group dynamics and values. What have we learned?
- Application: Now what? What can we do with what we’ve learned? What changes can we make? This is time to create relevance and commit to improvement.
Group discussion is dynamic and unpredictable, so you do not want to rigidly move through these four phases. Invariably group members like to discuss what went on during the activity. Allow them to process this, then gently guide the discussion away from the activity and proceed through the application phase.