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BRAINSTORMING ON BORDERS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learning from each other about the potential perceptions of borders and through this, learning also about each others' different approaches and lived experiences

KEYWORDS

  • brainstorming

  • visual expression of thoughts

  • exchange

  • co-creation

DURATION

1 hour

SKILLS

  • drawing skills

  • storytelling and communication skills

  • critical thinking

  • empathy

  • listening

  • changing perspectives

PREPARATION

Empathy and coordination skills are needed. Basic drawing skills are an advantage. Trainers need to acknowledge their participants, and be aware of their particular situations; they need to be able to help them out in case if they have difficulties to express themselves, or draw some ideas.They need to be ready to stop participants if their contribution hurts others feelings.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS


  • Flip-chart or board

  • tools for writing on it

  • if the training is online: a MIRO board is needed.

DESCRIPTION

1. Prepare and Introduce: - Write main questions on the whiteboard or flip chart - Discuss the questions with participants


2. Drawing: - Invite participants one by one to come to the whiteboard - Have them draw something relevant to each of the questions - Allow them to explain the reasons and context of their drawing - If they have difficulty drawing, encourage them to write a word or ask for help from others - Encourage participants to listen to each other and ask questions


3. Summary: - Summarize the results based on the drawings - Invite participants to comment on them or add their ideas - Encourage them to share their feelings during the exercise