What do you do?

From Community Narrations

Aims of the practice and description of participants

- Overview on difficulties in group work.
- Analysing group communication.
- Solving problems with groups.

Resources, Materials needed

- case sheets (You can use your own or create new one):
1 case - during a discussion about attitudes the group is very engaged, one of the participants is saying that internet is dangerous, it is useful, but generally is „others” are using ours data, we don’t have any control and the best thing is to buy a analog cell phone.
What do you do? Try to explain your decision;

2 case - during an exercise where the participants share their stories few of the people are influencing the dynamic:
Inhibited - shy, withdrawn and forcefully working 45 y.o. in the group
Monopolyst - loud, dominating and talkative senior, telling other participants stories
Sabotagist - interrupting, funny and not listening others teenager
What do you do? Try to explain your decision.

3 case - in your workshop on MediaLiteracy and StoryTelling one of the participants is present at the workshop partially, the person is demanding more ‚content’, but when you begin to clarify the persons expectation you hear ‚more content!’
What do you do? Try to explain your decision.


30 - 60 mins.

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

- Divide group into smaller ones (depending how many cases you prepared).
- Ask groups to solve dificult situations which were handled to them, then ask the group to share the problem and the ideas to the next group and so on until it will come back to the first team. Alternatively ask the groups to write their problematic situations with participants and move the flipcharts around so every group will have a look, analise and put their ideas.
- Discuss the outcomes, what would You pick to use in Your own workshop/group and why or why not.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are addressed?

Ability to look after solutions, naming and analising problems with participants in the group.

How do you check the outcomes are reached?

Collecting case studies with ideas how to solve a problem.

Further links/readings