Chain of association

Chain of association

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Short description

A method for working on a topic using an associative approach.

Process description

  1. The facilitator writes a term, which is related to the topic of the training, on a flip chart. The term should have an emotional dimension for the participants.

  2. A question mark and another term which caricatures the first are added.

  3. Participants are asked to continue the cycle.

Required resources

  • a big sheet of paper and markers

  • or white board and pens

  • or computer, beamer, and software (text processing or presentation or mind mapping)


Unrelated terms and phrases can be remembered better if they are embedded in a larger framework.