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What? So What? Now What? Template

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

What? So What? Now What? Template

The "What? So What? Now What?" framework helps you reflect on past experiences. Start with the “What?” section. Replay what happened in your mind. Then complete the “So What?” section. How was this experience important or what did you learn? Finally, do the “Now What?” section. How have you changed or grown through this experience? How will your future behavior be affected?

To answer “What?” here are some questions to guide you:

  • What did you observe?

  • What role did you play?

  • What were your expectations?

  • What part of the experience did you find challenging?

  • What part of the experience did you find exciting?

  • What is the audience’s role in the situation?

  • What was good/bad about the experience?

  • What did you find surprising?

  • What did you learn?

To answer “So What?” here are some questions to guide you:

  • How did this event make an impact on you?

  • œWhat critical questions does this information cause you to ask?

  • What did this experience make you feel?

  • What conclusions can you draw from this experience?

  • What broader issues arise from the situation at hand?

  • What did you learn about yourself?

  • What did you learn about others?

To answer “Now What?” here are some questions to guide you – describe what you will do now that the experience is over:

  • How will you use what you have learned from this experience?

  • What would you like to learn about this experience?

  • What do you need to do to address any challenges that arose during this experience?

  • What will you do differently the next time?

  • How will this experience contribute to your career?

  • How will this experience change your community going forward?

  • How can you continue to get involved in this sort of experience?

How to use the What? So What? Now What? Template on Dojoit

You have two options:

Option 1: Select from within the board

Instructions to add a template to a Dojoit board

Option 2: Download and upload to your board

1. Download the template to your desktop/downloads folder

Download ZIP • 35KB

2. Unzip the downloaded file

3. Add the unzipped .SVG file template to your Dojoit board in one of two easy ways:

A. Drag the template from your desktop/downloads folder to the board

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