IAF Methods

Turn poem or song into subject keywords story

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A poem or song is used to enable participants to identify keywords relating to the workshop topic. Can be used at the beginning or end of a workshop.

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Goal

To engage participants in exploring the workshop topic in a fun way, using a different form of engagement.

Attachments

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Materials

  • Copy of poem for each subgroup
  • Flipchart sheets, pens, highlighters

Instructions

Before

Find appropriate song or poem for the workshop topic. Print out a copy for each subgroup.

During

Explain to participants that they have to "translate" words of poem or song into the keywords of workshop topic.
Each subgroup works separately for 10 to 15 minutes.
Each subgroup presents what they have done.


Usually a lot of fun at the end of first working day


Story composed of subject keywords (for example for Project Management: stakeholders, objectives, goals, indicators, sources of verification, LFM, time, resources, donors, ...)


Background

Source: Mobilis Ltd, Training and Consulting

History of Development: First time used at project planning sessions for Local Action Group (LAG) Irig and LSV, Jazak, July 2010

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