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Check-Cohesion

Type of tool: 
Activity
Duration: 
90-120 min
Topics addressed: 
Citizenship
Human rights
Social inclusion

Have you ever set a plan and were about to accomplish your goals until you made a wrong step that costed you time and effort?
Strategic decision making is challenging to reach our goals.
If you are up to the challenge then Check-Cohesion is your choice

Aim: 

Empower participants to be engaged in activities that promote social cohesion

Methodology: 

A series of questions will be asked with each move and they will range from simple to complex questions. Some questions will require direct answers; other questions will be based on problem solving and cooperative approaches in which participants are involved in hands-on activities.

Step by step process: 

The workshop duration: 2hrs
•Get to know the participants in a small ice-break activity
•Introduce the rationale behind this game (Aim +Objectives)

•Two teams will play this game.
-Divide the participants into two teams: Teams A and B which involve 4 to 6 participants each
-Members of Teams A and B will choose the name of their team

•Communicate the instructions with the teams and paste them on a flipchart:
-Each team will start from the first blue row (opposite to each other in the board game)
-A coin will be used to determine the starting team
-Letters that form the words "SOCIAL" and "COHESION" will be already placed on the squares of the
boardgame.
-Each team will have one piece to move across the board to collect as many letters as the team
members can, to form at least one word "social" or/and "cohesion"
-Accompanied with each move is a question/activity that each team will answer /do correctly/logically.
-After answering certain closed questions, a complex question/activity will be asked to be
answered/done.
-Each team will have a turn to answer the closed questions while both teams will implement the hands-
on activities/answer complex questions at the same time.
When each team answers correctly/logically, the members can move the piece to collect a letter. In
case of a draw, team members have the right to trade letters if they answer specific questions
correctly. The moves are as follows:
Yellow: move the piece forward
Red: move piece horizontally
Blue: move piece diagonally
The time will be communicated for each type of question

•Team members roles:
-Work collaboratively
-Choose a representative to say the answers to closed questions
-Choose a representative to move the piece
-Reflect after answering the open-ended questions/doing the activity

•Reflection & Evaluation

-All participants will make a general oral reflection about the relation between the concept of social
cohesion and the strategy used in the tool and how transferable the tool can be

-Distribute the evaluation sheet

•Distribute the brochures (handout about social cohesion)

Materials and resources: 

-Board game
-Set of questions
-Table and 8-12chairs
-Flipchart
-Markers
-crafts: colored papers, clay,2 glue, 2 scissors
-Playdough
-Sticky notes

Outcomes: 

At the end of the activity, participants will
•Identify the actions they can take to contribute to creating a socially cohesive society
•Develop empathy with refugees and appreciate their rights and contributions.
•Identify :
1.The definition of social cohesion
2. The characteristics of a cohesive society
3. What promotes social cohesion

Evaluation: 

All participants will make a general oral reflection and then fill in the evaluation sheet(attached)

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