Move your attitude

From Community Narrations

Aims of the practice and description of participants

- Training of communication skills / competences.
- Developing openness to the views of other people.
- Development of critical thinking and argumentation skills.
- Moderating the discussion, training listening, discussing, taking perspective, openness and curiosity.
- Stimulating to critical thinking, reading facts and fiction.

Resources, Materials needed

- Computer.
- Powerpoint.
- Projector.


40 - 60 mins.

Step-by-step - what has to be done?

1. Invite the group to get up from the places where they are located and present 4 attitudes - I DEFINITELY AGREE, I TREATER AGREE, I MORE NOT AGREE, DEFINITELY DON'T AGREE - point your hand to each side (the pages should be visible on 4 sides of the room).
2. Say that in a moment you will be displaying a few statements on digital narratives, digital competences and related topics during the presentation, and the task of the participants will be to position themselves under the card with a given attitude according to how they feel how much they agree or disagree with the statement.
3. Point out that position / attitude can always be changed (just like in life).
4. The task is divided into stages, first we read the statement and each person individually decides where I feel that he / she wants / should stand (at which sheet / posture); once all persons are lined up, the trainer makes sure where the participants are standing by naming their attitudes towards the displayed statement.
5. The trainer indicates the order of speech, indicates which group will speak in turn.
6. The trainer takes care to maintain the atmosphere of the discussion; asks participants to take order, listen to each other, do not interrupt each other, paraphrase, interrogate, direct statements.
7. The same principle follows for each displayed statement: individual choice of place, show arguments; possibly asking for a change of place (if somebody is indecisive).
8. After a few rounds, we ask participants to take their places and discuss the exercise, well-being, impressions, what they have learned.
We ask about attitudes to particular statements and similarly about impressions.
9. Encourage participants to share their conclusions by underlying to use the "I" form of communication, keep openness, curiosity and summarize why it is important in the context of critical thinking and building trust between people.
How can our attitudes influence the perception of information contained on the web?
How can our understanding of information contribute to the development of misunderstandings?
How do emotions affect attitudes?

Learning Outcomes - which skills are addressed?

- Reflection on digital competences / digital narrative in education.
- Reflection on digital tools / devices.
- Reflection on security, prejudices and the practice of digital storytelling.
- Practicing communication, openness, discussing, asking, paraphrasing, changing perspective, curiosity.
- Observing the group process.
- Research on the level of knowledge / attitudes in the field of digitization.

How do you check the outcomes are reached?

Asking for feedback.

Further links/readings