Chain reaction


A detailed description of the activity will be provided here right after our training session. This will help you reflect on it and comment below by providing feedback to the trainer.

Step 1 (2 min)
Participants are asked to take turns to make a face which describes their feelings at the moment.
Step 2 (10 min)
The trainer informs the participants they will be shown/read some scenarios from school life. They are encouraged to read/listen carefully and then hold a face expression or body posture which shows their reaction to what they have just seen/heard. They must keep silent during this activity and is asked only respond through miming.
Participants are shown/read the scenarios. After the whole group has expressed their reaction the trainer gives a green card if the majority of the participants have reacted in the same way or a red card if not.
Step 3 - Debriefing (8 min)
Participants are asked to reflect on the activity and discuss based on some of the following questions.
Did this activity help you realize that each situation triggers a certain type of reaction? Did this activity help you understand the relationship between the sender and the receiver?

For the reflection and feedback bear in mind the following criteria:

• Did you like the activity?
• Do you think the activity was designed on the basis of “the head, the heart and the hands” principle?
• Do you think the activity favoured interaction?
• Do you think the activity offered you with reflection opportunities on the qualities of THE OTHER?
• Do you think it can be easily applied?
• Do you think it would appeal to pupils of Primary?
• Do you think the activity can be integrated easily in the English class?