Participation: Spice it up!

KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16Book

This fun and lively manual provides more than 40 tried-and-tested activities and games to get children and young people involved in the decision-making process.

The book is divided into five sections. The first two provide a rationale for adopting a creative and lively approach to consulting with young people.

Part three is called The Toolkit. It provides detailed descriptions of ice-breakers and warm-ups; information gathering and promoting discussion; activities for long-term planning; evaluation activities and some extra suggestions. Each activity is given clear aims, specific instructions, examples of training contexts in which it has been used and links to other activities.

In part four, called menus, the activities are linked in the context of actual training or consultations that Dynamix has conducted. The book concludes with further details about Dynamix. Many of the activities will be familiar to teachers and youth workers, but this handbook gives them an added dimension by linking them in a very concrete way to building the confidence of young people and developing their ability to contribute to decisions.

The clarity of the briefings and the helpful templates will give users confidence to spice up their sessions, as the title implies. The book brings together for the benefit of others the range of techniques used by Dynamix and this is prefaced by an excellent introduction giving the rationale for this active learning approach.

Every user will find something to stimulate their thought and practice and the effect should be some more lively teaching and some improved consultation.


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