The Jam session is an activity to generate quick ideas to a specific problem. Propose as many ideas as possible to solve the problem, share them with your colleagues and choose the one that will be developed in the next phase.
Short description
The Jam session is an activity to generate quick ideas to a specific problem. Propose as many ideas as possible to solve the problem, share them with your colleagues and choose the one that will be developed in the next phase.
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Target audience
Group size
Teams of 4 – 6 people
Age group
up to 11
Time frame
40-60min
Instructions
The main objective is to provide a structured dynamic, so each individual of a group can propose and discuss as many ideas as possible on a specific topic. Preparation:
  • Distribute a post-it notepad to each group and markers
  • Distribute dinA2 sheets per group
  • Ask the participants to draw two cross-shaped arrows that go from side to side of the paper
    • The X axis will indicate from easy to impossible.
    • The Y axis will indicate from relevant to irrelevant.
Activity: - Ask the students to write, individually, 10 ideas to solve a problem (15-20min) - Each participant will explain the idea to the rest of the group and all will classify and delight according to the axes. (10 minutes) - Divide the group into two and ask them to select, by subgroup, the 5 that has most attracted attention. (it does not matter in which position of the cross they are) (5 min)t - Each subgroup will work on 2 new ideas, related to the 5 selected ones (they can be combinations of these 5 or new ideas). (10 minutes) - Share with the other subgroup the 2 new ideas and choose 1 final of the 4 (10min) This session is especially useful for those groups where there are very dominant profiles that inadvertently do not allow all the members of the group to contribute their vision of the project.
Material
paper
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Postit