IV. Activities

The activities in this section have been developed and tried with various groups in different countries. However, it must be recognised that different groups respond to the activities in different ways and therefore we can only offer the indications for time, group size, the level of skill required etc. as a rough guide. If in doubt, allow for extra time, especially for the debriefing and evaluation.

The activities have been classified according to four themes as described on page 52:

G activities will help create a good group atmosphere and reinforce communication skills and group dynamics.

I activities which work with the images we have of people from cultures, countries or social origins different from our own.
M activities which explore the social, economic, cultural or educational mechanisms that lie behind situations of discrimination, refusal, exclusion and marginalisation.
A activities which encourage people to act to bring about social change based on values of equality and the acceptance of 'difference'.


The activities are also coded from level 1 - 4 to indicate the general level of understanding, discussion skills and ability required to participate in experimental activities. Level 1 activities are short, very simple introductory activities designed to stimulate an initial interest in an issue, they do not demand good discussion or group work skills. At the top of the scale, activities at level 4 are longer, require good group work and discussion skills, concentration and co-operation from the participants and also take more careful or longer preparation. They are also more embracing in that they provide a wider and deeper understanding of the issues.

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