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Active Reviewing Cycle: facts - feelings - findings - futures - freed…

Roger Greenaway's Playing Card Cycle provides sample questions for each stage of this experiential learning sequence. But once you find the Joker card you are …
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3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students

3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it
When students reflect on what they have learned, ownership of that new knowledge increases. Check out these three strategies to use with secondary students.
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Memorable Debriefs | Trainers Warehouse Blog

Memorable Debriefs | Trainers Warehouse Blog | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Whether learning happens online or in a classroom, the lesson is the same, key learning points should be repeated, repeated, and repeated. Learning experiences should be “debriefed” in order to call the learner’s attention to the top learning points. And before concluding the experience, facilitators should ask: “What will prevent you or enable you to put the learning into action?”

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7 Reflection Tips for Assessment, Empowerment, and Self-Awareness

7 Reflection Tips for Assessment, Empowerment, and Self-Awareness | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Through being reflective about your own teaching practices, model and guide students toward a more reflective approach to their projects, grades, actions, and reactions.
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10 Fun-Filled Formative Assessment Ideas

10 Fun-Filled Formative Assessment Ideas | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Formative assessment: you've heard about it, you've read the research, and you've probably tried it out in your classroom. 

Whether you're a formative assessment newbie or a veteran, these techniques can help spice up how you check for understanding in the classroom. They range from the classics, like exit slips, to ideas you may have never thought to try.
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The Power of Experiential Learning | ReadyToManage

The Power of Experiential Learning | ReadyToManage | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Experiential Learning is simply learning by doing. It is the way we naturally learn to walk, talk and ride a bike and many other things (especially when we are young). Being in action stimulates all the key learning senses, not just the mind, and provides an active experience of the learning. In general, games and exercises are used to approximate to this way of learning and are typically used as metaphors for what happens in the real world. Broadly, they provide a safe environment to practice the new skill and maximize the learning.


Debriefing is the key to the learning experience. Most participants will not see the effect of their action in the game until you draw it out from them. Still fewer participants will immediately draw the link between their behavior in the game and what they do in the workplace. If you are not experienced at debriefing games, follow the simple rules shown below.

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