Plenary (approx. 40 minutes)
The evaluation is first carried out in the whole group. Ask the participants to reflect on their own position for themselves:
Now ask individual persons – both people who are in the front and those who are far behind as well as people from the midfield should be addressed- or if the group is not too big, everyone can be interviewed.
Please feel free to choose the adequate questions. In a larger group it is advisable not to discuss too long with the whole group:
After individuals have expressed their position, they are asked to present their role to others in the group.
Those who are behind usually notice quickly that they are lagging behind, while those in front often only notice at the end that others are not following. At this point it should be pointed out that in reality, too, those in privileged positions often take their privileges so for granted that they do not notice them at all, whereas those in marginalized positions usually feel their deprivilege every day.
The following evaluation
The evaluation that follows depends on the size of the group, the time available, the group, the aim of the exercise at that moment, etc. The evaluation can be followed by several rounds of evaluation in small groups with different questions.
There can be several rounds of evaluation with different questions in small groups or you can stay in the large group.
The exchange in small groups, especially in groups of 2 and 3, has been found to be pleasant and productive by all participants. Please feel free to vary the order and the questions selected.
For the second part of the evaluation, participants should “shake off”, “undress” or and “throw away” their character. The further evaluation takes place in a circle of chairs in the plenum.
Images and stereotypes of the individual roles
Transfer to social reality
Transfer to your own situation