Back to Back
to practice cooperative skills
Two students stand back-to-back. The facilitator gives one of them a piece of a paper with an irregular shape on it. Without looking at each other, one student tries to explain to the other how to draw the shape on the paper they received by the facilitator. The other student tries to draw on a piece of paper the shape according to the description. Some questions to be discussed:
- Was it easy or hard to collaborate?
- What do you think facilitated or complicated your communication?
- Are there cases in your everyday school life when you feel you are not understood by others?
- What are the preconditions for communicating effectively with others?
This activity can be used to introduce further activities related to active listening and peaceful communication.