Debriefing activities are fun, practical & engaging reflection strategies which help groups process one or more experiences to facilitate their learning, growth & development.
Generally, the most successful debriefing team building activities emphasise new and innovative techniques which inspire lots of teachable moments.
The primary rationale for the use of processing or reflection techniques, or the process of ‘learning by doing’ (or through experience,) is rooted in the Experiential Learning Cycle, first popularised by David Kolb.
However, it is important to note that ‘learning by doing’ in and of itself is not sufficient for learning to occur. Experiential learning, by its very nature, is specifically defined as ‘learning through reflection on doing.’ It is the process of reflection that facilitates the learning, not necessarily the doing itself. Thus, experiential learning is a way of doing, not something that one does.
Useful Debriefing Tips & Strategies
If you’re just getting started in experiential education, take a moment to read these brief articles:
Why do we conduct debriefs? – the most powerful and rewarding reasons you should invite your group to reflect on their experiences.
How to conduct a debrief – a detailed step-by-step guide to help you lead a successful debriefing team building activities.
Useful debriefing tips – seven practical tips to help you squeeze the most value from your debriefs or reflection sessions.
Debrief & Reflection Activities
The images below provide links to a sample of fun and engaging debriefing team building activities which are drawn from playmeo’s powerful activity database.
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Useful set of emotive cards to encourage fun & reflection.
Fun deck of cards to inspire team-building & creativity.
Simple, non-threatening strategy to invite sharing.
Structured, simple sharing strategy for large groups.
Quick & simple sharing strategy for large groups.
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