Lay the Way

Set of pictograms free to download and print out, to illustrate the life cycle of materials in a playful way.

https://ziel13.nznb.de/download/ (Leg den Weg)

Remark: You’ll find more downloadable stuff here: “Bauunterlagen für die Dämmstoffbar” translates to “Construction documents for the Insulation Bar”, a model scale display of various insulation materials (see pic to your right); whereas “Bauunterlagen für das Praxis-Lehrmodell „Strohbau“” gives you the construction documents for building a model to practice straw bale infill, as shown in the left pic. All documentation is German only.

Spymaster

Guess the cards assigned to your team thanks to the apt hints of your spy.

Spymaster: Guess the cards assigned to your team thanks to the apt hints of your spy.
Entertaining language training adaptable to all topics; although the more abstract it gets the more difficulties you’ll have to face.

Language and memory training, honing your skills of expression, understanding connections – all as an entertaining, competitive game of two groups.

Number of People: 6-20

Time: 0.5 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, classroom

Equipment:

  • pens in 3 different colours
  • paper

Link to desription (doc): Spymaster_Modified_En

6-3-5 Brainwriting

Groups-structured brainstorming technique, generating a multitude of ideas in a very short time: 6 minutes – 3 ideas – 5 people.

Number of people: any, groups of five (or 4, 6 or 7)

Time: 45 minutes

Place/Space: indoor, enough to give each group room to work

Equipment:

  • Pen and paper

Link to description (doc): Brainwriting-6-3-5

 

Draw (how to Make) Toast

DrawToast is a Wicked Problem Solving™ design exercise by Tom Wujec that unlocks our ability to solve complex problems through visual thinking.

Number of Persons: 6-30

Place/Space: indoor, room enough for everyone to be seated at tables

Equipment:

  • flip chart (or stock of paper and clear wall space to mount notes for everyone to see)
  • post it’s
  • markers
  • masking tape

Link to description (doc): Draw-Toast_En

Link to original detailed description (PDF): Draw Toast-web
Link to TED-video

Black Market of Knowledge

Hannah Hurtzig explains the black market of knowledge.

The transfer of knowledge as a communicative and performative act. The starting point is an interesting and current topic on which local knowledge has been accumulated. The market creates a space to retrieve this knowledge. The individual conversations of experts and discussion partners can be followed by observers (”black listeners”).
(Idea by Hannah Hurtzig, MobileAcademy [link to video])

Number of People: 50–1000

Time: 3–10 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, a room that is large enough to accommodate all participants and also has room for all tables. Lounge.

Equipment:

  • Small tables (for 2 people)
  • Table lamp
  • Microphones
  • Headsets for audience
  • Installation for the transmission of the conversations
  • Acoustic signal, such as a gong

Link to desription (doc): Black Market of Knowledge