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
The activities have been classified according
to four themes as described on page 52:
||activities will help create a good group atmosphere
and reinforce communication skills and group dynamics.
||activities which work with the images we have
of people from cultures, countries or social origins
different from our own.
||activities which explore the social, economic, cultural
or educational mechanisms that lie behind situations
of discrimination, refusal, exclusion and marginalisation.
||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