Module: Introduction Module

Duration: 10 minutes

Social Development Themes: Arts


‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’ (Albert Einstein)

An artistic process can take us to places that might feel uncomfortable, especially for people who have had little exposure to the arts. This activity introduces the idea of our ‘comfort zone’ and what happens if we spend too much time outside of it. It explores how to look after ourselves – physically and emotionally – when on the journey through the Active Citizens river, and encourages participants to see the workshop as a space to safely take some risks.

Learning outcomes

Understand Active Citizens.

Preparations and materials

Flip chart, flip chart pens and post-its. Draw the following diagram on a large flip chart drawing (four sheets of flip chart stuck together using sticky tape). Pin up outcomes from Session 0.3: Tree of Expectations.

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