Jigsaw my life

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Why should you do this exercise?

This exercise corresponds to the situation of peer-support.
When we learn to know a person,
we are interested in her life and in her experiences.

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What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability?

The peer-trainer asks questions,
makes the groups
and notes the informations on the board.

What is the objective of the exercise?

  • Memorizing
  • Listening
  • Team work
  • Show attention to what people say

What is the method to be used?

The trainer gives a list of information to remember about a person’s life

  • Living place
  • Age
  • Family situation
  • etc…

The trainer asks each participant to give the amount of information they think they remember
The peer-trainer notes the number on the board
The trainer asks each participant to give the information remembered
The peer-trainer note the number on the board
The peer-trainer divides the group by 2
The participants search together for information
The peer-trainer notes the number on the board
We compare differents results
The peer-trainer displays the 10 answers on the board

What are the materials needed?

Images for the informations, so that the peer-trainer can put it on the board to illustrate.

Tips for the trainers/additional information

Prepare a calm area to share informations in private so that other trainees will not be influenced.
Timeframe: 30 minutes