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Photo by Nils Geylen (retrieved on 15.10.2009)

Short description

Learn to express thoughts concisely.

Process description

  1. Participants are asked to send a fictional text message with 11 words to a person they know (school director, school board member, spouse, child, etc.) at the end of a meeting or after a session of a conference.
  2. The messages are then read aloud.

Required resources

  • Paper
  • Pencil


Positive atmosphere:

  • Sharpened perception
  • 5 days really learning by doing
  • An intensive week with many experiences
  • Doubts disappeared
  • Model actually feasible
  • Successful week
  • Great methods


  • Tiring discussion
  • Extravagant claims
  • Dreamers and malcontents
  • Utter frustration


The restriction helps to concentrate on the most essential substance. Severe brevity of the form can generate linguistic creativity.

PSI: https://psi.methopedia.eu/learning-activity/sms


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