Tips for trainers: fishbowl

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This short article, in the ætips for trainersÆ section of the special 50th edition of PLA notes, describes an activity called æfishbowlÆ. The activity enables people from different groups to ask questions of each other and be listened to in a safe way. Each group thinks of all the questions they want to ask the other group on a particular topic. The groups then discuss the questions. One group sits in the middle facing inwards, answering the questions while the other group sits around the outside, listening without speaking. The groups then switch positions. The fishbowl activity can be used with sensitive topics, or to generate dialogue between groups on any topic.

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Journal Title: 
Participatory learning and action
No. 50
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK
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International Institute for Environment and Development

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E : Miscellaneous : RRA Notes/PLA 4794
Post date: 05/07/2001 - 00:00