Monthly Archives: January 2016

Have you tried journal writing with your participants?

DiaryHave you ever tried debriefing with individual journal writing instead of inviting group discussions after an experiential exercise? Thiagi in his article entitled “Debriefing through Journal Writing” says this can have a number of advantages.


  • It permits participants to reflect on their personal reactions without being distracted by argumentative, defensive, or self-glorifying conversations.
  • It is better suited for introverted individuals who don’t want to reveal their feelings and for members of reticent cultures that frown upon self-disclosure.
  • It protects the confidentiality of participants’ thoughts and opinions.
  • It better fits each participant’s personal pace and schedule.




New on the market

Objectives: This activity encourages teamwork and reviews brainstorming ideas. It also promotes creativity and problem-solving. Instructions: Ask participants to form small groups (the size of each depends on the size of the whole group). Hand out an everyday item to  each group and instruct participants that this is going to be a new product of theirs and that they need… Continue Reading