A visual approach to heavy theory

This exercise improves your ability to comprehend and remember difficult academic concepts and theories.

  1. Spread out one or two Magnum Sets on the floor, depending on the number of participants.
  2. Write two or three theoretical concepts that the participants are learning on the blackboard. This could for instance be Leadership and Management.
  3. Ask the participants to choose two picture cards each, illustrating the two concepts.
  4. Ask them to form groups of 4-8 people and sit down, placing their cards in front of them so everyone in the group can see them. Then they take turns presenting their cards to the group. Everyone is allowed to ask questions. It is important to allow plenty of time for this part.
  5. When the groups are finishing, you ask all participants to gather around and create mosaics of their cards on the floor – one for each concept.
  6. In the next 20-30 minutes, invite the participants to comment on the mosaics. You can ask if there are any features, details or symbolism that are repeated in the picture cards, which motives that jump out at them or inspires new ideas, or if anyone wants to conclude anything from the mosaics.
  7. This will be a great foundation on which to begin studying and discussing the concepts and theory.

The participants can take selfies with their chosen cards and save them on their phones. They can also add keywords to them and download them for free on Dialoogle’s website.



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