Our EmotionCards are small, solid, multipurpose photographic works of art. Anyone looking at them makes their own instant associations. Personal experience and feelings can easily be put into words because they can be visualised. The cards can be used both for one-on-one work as well as in larger groups.
How It’s Done.
Debriefing of learning projects: the EmotionCards are spread out on a table. Directly after finishing a learning project, you ask the delegates to each take an EmotionCard that answer, for example, the following questions: “Which picture reflects a state you were in during the learning project?“ or “What was helpful during the learning project? Which picture best reflects this?” In the next step, each delegate presents his or her EmotionCards to the group. By doing it like this, you involve all delegates in the debriefing process. Even reserved and shy delegates are easily integrated into the discussion. The EmotionCards make different perspectives and experiences accessible to all.
Here are some suggestions for using EmotionCards:
Familiarisation: at the start of the seminar, you help delegates to get to know each other in a creative way. Ask the delegates to pick out one of the EmotionCards: “Choose a picture that says something personal about you!” The delegates then introduce themselves using the photos.
Eliciting expectations: with the EmotionCards you can elicit your delegates’ expectations of your seminar. The delegates select one of the EmotionCards that they feel answers the question: “Which picture represents where you want to be at the end of the seminar?” Go around the group and have the delegates present their cards.
Feedback: you can use the EmotionCards for feedback at the end of your seminar. Suggested questions: “What was one of the most important outcomes for you and which picture represents this outcome?” or “What have you decided will be your next step? What are you going to put into practice in your daily life? Choose the picture that most represents this”. With the help of the chosen EmotionCard, each delegate gives his or her feedback. Other suggestions for using the EmotionCards can be found in the instructions.
|Time (w/o debriefing):||No|
|Topics & Outcomes:||No|
|Contents:||50 photo cards (size: 21 x 14.5 cm), 1 detailed instructions manual.|