purpose

Every perception a person has is based upon their own personal experience. People perceive the world differently because no two people have the same experiences. Experience makes us who we are; it shapes our minds and opinions, our likes and dislikes. Therefore, it is difficult to have one ideal definition of certain concepts.

Perspective refers to a person’s outlook or way of viewing something.

“People do not have the exact same thoughts and feelings about everything. They have different ideas and opinions based on their experiences in life. Taking another’s perspective means trying to see things from his/her point of view. When we are willing and able to see things from another’s perspective, we can learn things we didn’t know before.”

objectives

- Understand that people may have different perceptions of the same thing and appreciate that seeing things differently does not necessarily mean that somebody is right or wrong;
- Understand that there might be other points of view other than their own

Created by

CAIS - Associacao de Solidariedade Social

Length of the session

60'

Number of participants

8 or more

Age of participants

16 - 24

Materials

Flipcharts/whiteboard and writing materials, audio/visual materials.

Required knowledge, skills and preparation of the trainer

Basic facilitator and communication skills.

Session plan

Session plan

Warm-up (5')

 

Short energizer of your choice.

 

First half (15')

 

Show a picture of your choice.

 

• ASK players to work in pairs and take turns to look at and discuss each picture.
• SHARE feedback as a group, once each pair has seen each picture.  
• EXPLAIN that people may have different perceptions of the same thing and seeing things differently does not necessarily mean that somebody is right or wrong.
• PRESENT the perspective story – ASK one player to read the story top to bottom and then ASK another player to read the story bottom to top.

 

Second half (20')

 

• SHARE a video of pundits expressing their perspective on whether Wayne Rooney should always been in the Team England Squad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpuRUc1stag
• EXPLAIN that this aspect of the workshop is about learning to accept there are other points of view other than our own.
• ASK the group to divide into teams and the facilitator presents the following statements on a whiteboard or via projector: "There should be more use of technology in professional football"

• ASK each team to discuss and write down a list of the positive and negative sides to this statement on flipchart paper.
• ASK one team to agree with the statement and the other team to disagree. ASK them to debate by fully adopting their side of the argument despite their personal opinions. Emphasize that they will be expected to make the other team believe in what they are presenting.   

 

 

Cool-down (5')

 

Short break.

 

 

Third half (15')

 

 

Wrap-up and explain that this session is about learning to accept that there are other perspectives and that we need to learn to listen without judging.

Ask participants for their feedback on how they felt and acted during the session, and how it felt to have to think about both sides of an argument.

 

 

Notes:

 

- Explain that people may have different perceptions of the same thing and seeing things differently does not necessarily mean that somebody is right or wrong: Demonstrate in pairs how people have different perceptions of the same thing by taking part in the perspective challenge.

- Explain how there might be other points of view other than their own and how to manage in this situation: Demonstrate how there might be other points of view in any situation and how to manage this by planning and taking part in a debate.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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