Fear is a primal emotion. We all experience it. This exercise asks participants to identify, share and act out their fears. The activity looks at how young people engage with their community, build empathy, and welcome fears.
An improv exercise to unpack the power of labels and stereotypes.
Think of the 10 songs that define what it means to be young in your community/country.
What do these songs tell us about self-identity and culture?
This exercise helps people reflect on their connection to space in the community. Participants are invited to draw the map of their neighbourhood based on their personal history. This mapping technique helps researchers, as well as participants, to understand how the physical space of a community intertwines with people’s lived experiences.
What does it mean to fail? What does it mean to be successful? Use psychodrama to unpack these ideas and become aware of the beliefs young people hold about themselves. The exercise was developed in a psychodrama program in Venezuela to explore how a group of young students perceived themselves.
Writing helps us to go deep inside, to re-discover ourselves, and to process our experience. Sometimes writing is so intimidating though. So here we go: a marathon to push ourselves to just write… don’t think about it, just observe what comes out of it!
Do you like treasure hunts?
Actionbound is a mobile application that combines the adventure of a treasure hunt with technology. This technique explains how to use Actionbound as a research tool to make research activities and learning experiences super fun. The bonus feature is that during the treasure hunt you can easily collect and systematize data.
By simulating a notebook production company, this team-building game helps groups of co-researchers become aware of their team’s dynamics. This is a great exercise to reflect on the challenges of working together under time pressure.
Too often students do not get to influence their education. And trust us – they have lots to say. Inviting them to create digital stories about their experiences in school is a great way to break the ice.
This exercise is one of Recrear’s home-grown carrots. It grew organically in search for ways to find out what matters the most to people. We kick off the research process and team building by asking participants to make a list of ‘10 things that make you happy.’ We also learn about what makes people giggle and smile.