The Mediterreanean Cruise
- To challenge the students stereotypes and prejudice about other people especially minorities
- To understand from where the stereotypes that we build come from
Suggested time needed:
Group Size: 15 -25
- A paper with the passenger’s profile
- White paper
Description of the Tool:
Step 1:Introduce the activity and make the participants feels that they are really going on a cruise
Step 2: Provide the students with the passengers profile and give them some time to read them
Step 3: Ask them to chose three people they would most likely share a room with on the cruise and with whom they would spend their time
Step 4: Divide the group in smaller groups and tell the participants to compare their choices. Ask them to come with a consensus withing the group of the three most wanted and the three least wanted
Step 5: Once the subgroups have made their choice, gather them back in the plenary and ask each group to present their conclusions including the reasons of their decisions.
Step 6: Close down with some debriefing questions. Some examples for the debriefing questions can be found in the attachment below.