The different scenarios on pieces of paper (see annexes for some examples but you can create your own scenarios according to the topic)
In groups of 2 to 3 people, they read a scenario, take on a role and act it out while the rest of the group watches.
The instructor begins by introducing the activity to the group. If he/she wants to work on a particular theme, he/she can start by brainstorming on the topic before starting the activity.
The instructor divides the group into small sub-groups of 2 to 3 people. He/she reads out a situation (related to the chosen theme) and asks the groups to think of a possible solution.
In sub-groups, they discuss and find a solution to the problem. They act out this solution and divide the roles between them.
Each subgroup presents its solution to the rest of the group.
When each group has gone, the facilitator starts a discussion with the group: What do you think of this solution? Would you have thought of it? What would you have done differently? Which one speaks to you the most? Do these solutions make you think of other solutions?
With a mixed group, this activity is interesting because everyone has different ways of solving problems, and are not thinking the same way. By doing those role plays, it helps start discussions and think together about different possible solutions. They can see if the have the same ideas, or if they have completely different ideas.