The staff of the Institute for Experiential Education has developed a series of books and Chiji-brand processing tools specifically designed to help educators improve their facilitation skills. Each product, field tested for at least two years, serves a specific role in an educator's spectrum of processing methods and techniques. Our current line of products include Chiji Processing Cards, Chiji Pocket Processor, and Chiji Processing Dice. Our library of books includes The Leader Who is Hardly Known, The Processing Pinnacle, The Chiji Guidebook , and Rediscovering Dewey.

Chiji Pocket Processor
The second in the line of Chiji processing tools, the Chiji Pocket Processor uses the Chinese concept of the yin and the yang to teach that most issues do not have an either/or solution. For example, effective leaders sometimes assume responsibility and sometimes delegate responsibility. Each deck includes fifty different cards, each representing “two sides of the same coin.”
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Chiji Processing Dice
Four 2”x2”x2” dice make up this innovative processing tool. The control die determines which person in the group answers the question. The other three dice, used one at a time, bring a group through the progression of 1) what just happened, 2) how do we feel about it, and 3) how might we use this lesson in the future. Each set comes with four dice, instruction booklet, and storage bag. Also included are blank circles that allow facilitators to customize their own set of dice.
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Chiji Processing Cards
The original IEE product, Chiji Processing Cards are a standard in the experiential education field. Not simply pretty pictures on a deck of playing cards, they are a valuable educational tool for all experiential educators who recognize processing (or debriefing) as the most challenging part of quality facilitation. Spread out among a group of people, the cards are forty-eight images that assist participants in creating their own metaphors. Thousands of decks have been sold to counselors, ropes course facilitators, classroom teachers, therapeutic recreation specialists, adventure programmers, camp counselors, and corporate trainers.
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Chiji 3-Pack
Save $5.90 by ordering all three of our processing tools together as a single set. This collection includes Chiji Processing Cards, the Chiji Pocket Processor, and Chiji Processing Dice.
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Chiji Processing Cards and Guidebook
Save $5.95 by ordering a deck of Chiji Processing Cards together with its official companion book. A great introductory offer to those new to Chiji Cards.
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Rediscovering Dewey: A Reflection on Independent Thinking (2011) by Steven Simpson
John Dewey believed in education, and he believed in American participatory democracy. In Rediscovering Dewey, Simpson uses personal anecdotes, Dewey’s extensive writings, and even Chinese legends to discuss Dewey’s ideas about teaching democracy, independent thinking, and a sense of community. They are as relevant today as when they were written (Wood N Barnes Publishing, (204 pp).
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What is Chiji?

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