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Ice breakers

The aim of the ice-breaker

Rosina explains the aim of the ice-breaker. It is wise to ask the students for ice-breakers they have previously enjoyed (and not liked). The students name activities they had liked in the past and Rosina uses one with them.

When members of a group do not know others, most students prefer not to be the centre of attention. It is less threatening to give personal information about yourself to one other person and for that person to select aspects to tell the group.

You could have some stems on the board like those used in the interview column ‘Your Time Starts Now’ (Age/Good Weekend magazine):

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