Αctivities

YOUR LIFE YOUR STORY = 8th - 12th June 2018

TRAINING REPORT

Sermugnano, Italy

Introduction

 Friday, 8th June

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

METHODS

TARGET GROUPS

LEARNING

Drawing each other Pictures

All

- icebreaker

- communicate a story without words

- storytelling technique

Pairs’ Interview

All

- how we keep information;

- attention and active listening;

- getting to know each other;

- build up a story about someone out of their words;

Brainstorm about Experiential Learning

Youth; Adults; Elders

- coming together and check-in;

- listen to each other's perspective and perception of a term;

- find a common place to start and clarify;

3 Expectations to be written on post-its

Children 5+ (drawing); Youth; Adults; elders

- exploring Learning Goals and expectations from participants;

- be succinct and clear, as we have reduced space as the square from post-it;

- 2 post-its were to be presented in the white board and 1 post it to keep

Storytelling Moment - The HatMaker and his customer

All

- introduction of a topic;

- different learning outcomes, as example:

- might explore the expectations topic and takes people to present moment;

- any story can be told in here so that people connect with the program and relax a bit.

Little offering for participants with their names on it, delivered to different people so that they must offer to the right one

All

- practice sharing and connecting people;

- name game;

- bring humanity in, by giving presents;

 

Saturday, 9th June

 

MORNING SESSION

METHODS

TARGET GROUPS

LEARNING

A SPOON OR NOT A SPOON (imagining that the spoon is something else - in silence)

All

-ice breaker

-be creative

-be imaginative

-react spontaneously

-use your body

EYE CONTACT (walking around and establishing eye contact with each other)

All

-create a personal contact

-concentrate

BODY PICTURES

(working in pairs, in silence; moving around, making a pose and somebody filling in the picture to complete the movement)

All

-ice breaker

-faster connection through body movement

-be creative

BODY PICTURES & WORDS

(somebody makes a movement telling who/what they are and then others enter and fill in the picture telling who/what they are; the first one chooses one to leave the spot and the remaining one starts creating a new picture with the same movement but changing the role)

All

-ice breaker

-react to the movements of others

-cooperate

I AM A TREE …

(the whole team creates a picture entering and saying “I am …”

All

-ice breaker

-team work

-cooperate

-be creative

YES AND …

(creating stories in pairs giving just one information each; if the story does not make any sense, you can start again by saying “You know what - let’s start again.” )

All

-ice breaker

-cooperate

-to have fun

-establish contact with people

ONE-MINUTE BREATHING

(a person sits on a chair for a minute just breathing and the others observe him/her and then the observers describe the impression they have got about the person - feelings, stories)

-primary level

-secondary level

-university

-adults

-create a story out of the impression you get about the person sitting on the chair and breathing

-gain self-confidence

BREAK

15 min = create a story choosing materials from circle

15 min = share the story in pairs

15 min = telling the essence from the story I heard - Circle all together

All

- To be creative and communicative through pictures;

- A way to express whithout words, as the message arrives as pictures and we then relate to them and build up words from emotions;

- For example, when no words are present, there is space to be filled - that’s what stories need to be born.

THERE IS A STREET IN...

Circle Cooperative Story. All in circle tell a story adding one element at a time, in order to create a bigger one. Everyone should tell what was told until their time and then add something.

All

- To create common storied from individual experiences;

- Engaging and teambuilding;

- Story is good when you leave many possibilities photos;

- the best stories leave space for audience to be creative and imaginative;

- To look at the story as a flow/structure because some points are more impressive than others and it doesn’t matter the content so much but the essence.

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

METHODS

TARGET GROUPS

LEARNING

PERSONAL PHOTOS

(speaking about the reasons to have chosen the specific photo and describing it and connecting it with the person’s memories)

-primary level

-secondary level

-university

-adults

-share memories and emotions

-tell a personal story

OPEN DOORS OF MEMORY...

(popcorn activity - answering the questions about your childhood, like favourite food, favourite profession, the name of the best friend, favourite place, the best book …)

-secondary level

-university

-adults

-share memories and emotions

 

BREAK

SNAKE & LADDERS

Game inspired in the book «A Ritrovar le Storie» developed by Mafalda and Lilla.

16 pieces of carton with image and a word as suggestion to the story telling:

1.Name; 2.games; 3.Way; 4.Clothes; 5.Animals; 6.Windows; 7.Trees; 8.Surprise; 9.Sea; 10.Bicycle; 11.Books; 12.Love; 13.Home; 14.Shoes; 15.Heroes; 16.Music.

Each person should play the dice to discover how many steps one must do.

It is possible to share however you feel (silence, music, movement, own language) a story from your life (either yesterday, childhood or other).

*After two rounds (one in clockwise and other as random order) there was a call for share something from other stories that have stayed in you (word, sentence, feeling) in popcorn way.

Children 3+, Youth, Adults, Elders

- You have a lot of stories inside of you;

- Open yourself to the other;

- Connecting people through life stories;

- Bringing people together by sharing personal memories;

- Authenticity: leads everyone to be comfortable in sharing;

 

BREAK

VILLAGE WALK

(walking in pairs through the village talking about the story that impressed us most)

-secondary level

-university

-adults

-establish contact with people

EXPLORING THE TERRITORY OF THE VILLAGE

(looking for details to motivate our inspiration and imagination in things you would usually not notice; on the way back you share the most impressive thing you have found with somebody from the group)

-primary level

-secondary level

-university

-adults

-establish contact with people

-provoke your imagination

LINDA BERRY «SYLLABUS» | THE “X” DIARY PAGE

 

Youth, Adults, Elders

- take time with yourself to reflect on your day, week, learnings, outcomes, and maybe find inspirations for stories;

- debriefing and evaluation activity;

- Usually for people terrified about blank pages in general, especially in diaries..

REFLECTION MOMENTS

Storytelling

The story of the dying (or not?) tree =) and its branches and life around and within...

Reflexion with Dixit Cards

«Choose a card which mirror/reflects how you feel now from the day, then share it in the circle»

«Share learning from the day »

Youth , Adults, Elders

- Debriefing activity

- Reflexion of the day

- Evaluation

- Provide a safe space for any sharing as we are in smaller groups.

 




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