TOOL 2.14 – THE METAPHOR OF OUR ADOLESCENCE

AIMS OF THE ACTIVITY
The goal to use metaphors of adolescence is to accompany the participants to reflect on what has been adolescence, on what was his/her own experience.
DESCRIPTION / METHODOLOGY
The game can be played in the classroom. The facilitator will give each participant a sheet “my adolescence was a bit ‘as …”. It will invite the participants to review the proposed metaphors and will be asked to choose one. The chosen metaphor will be the one through which every participant will have had the opportunity to reflect on their adolescence and their own experiences as a teenager.

In the debriefing, you can turn on the discussion and comparison on the presented metaphors. Participants will observe their actions with young people after focused and have rediscovered the photograph of his/her adolescence.

SUGGESTED TIMING
50 minutes debriefing included
MATERIAL AND RESOURCES NEEDED
 
COMPETENCES DEVELOPED
The perception of one’s adolescence

Reflection on the strategies work with adolescents

MY ADOLESCENCE WAS A BIT LIKE

  • A walk on the beach
  • An offshore shipwreck
  • A game played in defence
  • An adventurous journey
  • The crossing of the desert without water
  • A boring summer afternoon
  • A performance of an acrobat without a net
  • A carefree ride
  • Being alone on a desert island
  • A ride on the carousel
  • Find a buried treasure
  • Going to work in the mines
  • A cone without ice cream
  • An exaggerated eaten
  • A wild dance
  • A picnic on Sunday
  • A train ride with no place booked
  • Being accidentally in the Funhouse
  • A recitation without having your script
  • Win the pools