The activities in this guide will work best with groups of less
than 40 persons. Ideally, big groups will be divided into small groups of 5-8
persons for some of the activities, since they provide greater stimulus and
opportunity for participation. If this is done, the members of the small groups
should be swapped around for the different activities so that participants have
the chance to work with one another. Some competition between groups is also
quite healthy and desirable. Guidance is provided in the activity descriptions
on when the larger group should be divided into smaller groups.
Small groups can be invited to report their findings to the
whole group at the end of the activity. This can be done in one of two ways.
Each of the small groups can report its findings. Or, at the end of the
activity, just one small group (but a different one each time this method is
used) can be asked to make a report and the other small groups asked for
additional comments. The second method obviously takes less time. The
presentation of different points of view will help you to show that there is no
such thing as a single right answer.