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Change the World- Future Workshop 1




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The goal is to engage participants in a decision-making process to address a theme with a practical action plan.  



A “Future Workshop” is led by two facilitators; one who initiates communication with the participants and one who acts as the scribe to write down all comments made.  The workshop can be explained in four phases; one preparatory phase and three workshop phases.  The preparatory phase involves defining a common theme of interest.  The first phase of the workshop begins with a critique whereby grievances and negative experiences related to the chosen theme are announced.  The fantasy phase follows, where participants brainstorm solutions in response to the problems.  Solutions may take the form of desires, fantasies, and alternative views.  The most interesting contributions are selected and small working groups develop these into project outlines.  The workshop concludes with the implementation phase.  During this stage the participants critically assess the chances of project implementation by indentifying obstacles and plotting creative solution so a plan of action may be drawn up.  

[Source: German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (www.die-bonn.de)]

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