About these methods

Most of the methods are based in adult education. But they can easily be adapted to other areas, for example:

  • Moderation tools facilitate effective meetings.
  • Planning principles are important for making sustainable change.
  • Feedback principles help having meaningful communcication.
  • Learning strategies can be appreciated by anybody wanting to start something new.

This non-verbal brain storming method will generate a huge number of ideas within a short period of time.

< 24 pers.

45 min.

6.3.5. template

“A part of me” is an easy method to use for making the beginning of the course more lively. It also works in groups where the participants are already familiar with each other.

< 20 pers.

10 - 15 min.

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This method promotes interaction within the group, helps participants absorb the presented information, and gives them the opportunity to present their questions or further needs.

unlimited

15-20 min.

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Tips for effective brainstorming.

< 24 pers.

30 min.

Flipchart paper and/or markers or Post-it notes and pens

This method takes away the attention from the trainer and provides space for the participants to share their expertise, thus demonstrating that their experience and knowledge is valued.

< 30 pers.; in teams of 4 – 6 people

30 min.

Paper and pens for taking notes

A guideline for selecting ideas, assessing their impact and creating a plan of action.

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30-60 min.

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Gained information is applied to real-life situations and gives the participants the possibility to relate the course content to their own experiences.

< 20 pers.

60 min.

Paper and pens for taking notes, flipchart paper

A method for giving and receiving feedback in a group.

< 20 pers.

30 - 45 min.

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