Testing the Page Technique: Results and Further Developments


  • Daniel W. McAllister


In the 1985 Annual Conference of ABSEL, the concept of using “real world” experience as an experiential activity was presented (1). This approach was called the Process Analysis of Group Experience (PAGE) Technique. The purpose of the PAGE Technique is to create a reflective learning experience in which participants can use their own group experience as the basis for discussion and analysis. At the ABSEL presentation, interest was shown in regards to whether the PAGE Technique would successfully lead to greater commitment and satisfaction for the participants, and to greater productivity and quality for the group. The purpose of this paper is to review briefly the concepts of the PAGE Technique and then to report on the results of experimentation with this Technique.