6Reviewing and Debriefing Techniques

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

—Malcolm Forbes


Pairing and Sharing


To reflect on the experience with a partner

Group Size

Any, paired up with partners




5 minutes


In an earlier section of this book, the opening activity The Big Question was presented as an activity that allows for a small-group (partner) experience even when a large number of participants are present. Pairing and Sharing uses this same technique during the reviewing process or at the closing end of the program. By minimizing the size of each reviewing group to partners, a facilitator can maximize the total number of participants actively speaking and provide ...

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