Parliamentary discussion

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Picture from workshop at the methopedia project

Short description

Suitable as a goal-oriented task for large groups (at least 30 people). Requires clear definition of the goals by workshop organizers in advance. Minimum time required is 3 hours.

Process description

  1. Preparation
    • The workshop leaders first define the purpose
    • Participants are divided into same size groups according to earlier defined criteria (e.g. according to age, education, or regional affiliation)
    • Rules of the game are defined and distributed by the workshop leaders
  2. Implementation
    • A topic is given to the (parliamentary) groups, so they can define their position
    • According to a set timetable, the faction leaders meet to determine an overall notion
    • A plenary discussion with equally allocated speaker times follows
    • To close, a democratic vote takes place, so the overall result can be logged
  3. Completion
    • The workshop organizers produce the final report in a timely fashion

Required resources

  • Game rules
  • paper
  • flip chart
  • presentation equipment



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