The method was used in class “Local government”.
Role-playing refers to the changing of one’s behaviour to assume a role local Councillor.
- Young adults (cca. 17 – 26 years)
- Youth workers
Show, how decisions are made during the session. Young people can feel like a local councillor and decide about local stuff. They can create coalitions and learn to work in group.
MaterialsInstruction for participants of the game – whom they play, ballot, papers, pens
Specific EnvironmentWe reccomend a school class
Specific goalsRaising the level of skills that are useful/helpful for youth to their social involvement/participation ( such as self-confidence, leadership, …); Motivating young people to engage into local authority; Advise young people how to put their entrepreneurial ideas into social practice (e.g. presentation of project methodology, strategical planning, etc.)
- Divide the Participants into four/ five small groups (3–4 people each);
- Each group represents a different political party;
- Members elect the President;
- Participants get instructions, which describe the programmes of political parties and problem that must be solved;
- Members of political parties must achieve a political compromise.