Activity 2

  • To practice giving advice to others, following the simple but useful considerations learnt.
  • To analyse a situation from different perspectives.
  • To practice sharing with others our own feelings.
  • To understand other people’s feelings.
  • To practice attentive listening.
  • Collaborating with others in teams and networks
  • Reporting facts or ideas
  • Showing respect through good manners
  • Bulletin Board
  • Pen/Pencil

This activity is for approximately 10-20 people.

Brainstorming, group work, individual work through international quotes

additional scenarios for learners’ to determine whether the actions are examples of good manners which show respect .

Each team presents its methodology for explaining the facts/ ideas.

Pose a manners-related quotation to provoke discussion.

For example:

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”—Laurence Sterne

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop

Invite learners to find and bring in quotes of their own discovery. Another variation is to have learners create their own wise or witty sayings.

Find from at least 6 different countries quotes about demonstrating good manners. And  read them in their origin language and English.  Introduce the topic of diversity by drawing attention to their differences and similarities on these quotes.

Choose one of them for your team and prepare a role play about this quote. Create a situation in which proper or improper manners can be used. At the final stage use this quote and finish.

  • Which role-play did you like the most? Why?
  • What character did you like the most? Why?
  • What character did you dislike the most? Why?

This activity is an intergenerational activity that can be applied with mixed different age groups. In this way, sense of reflection and questioning skills can be considered from different aspects.