Mind Movies

Encourages pupils to engage in discussion about a particular issue and share ideas.

This creative activity can be a useful tool for introducing a topic, encouraging pupils to engage in discussion about a particular issue and sharing ideas. Pupils close their eyes. The facilitator reads a short story or explains a scenario to the class. Pupils are asked to imagine what is happening or what is being explained in their minds. Once the story or explanation has been completed, pupils are asked to continue where the reader left off and develop the story/scene in their minds for a further period of time. Pupils then describe, either in groups or as a whole class, what developments took place in their mind movies. This might be a good way to develop discussion on issues.

Choose a short story which pupils are familar with or within the same context of the current class subject.

Pupils close their eyes and the faciliator reads a short story. Pupils then are asked to continue the story in their mind, then come together to discuss their possible outcomes.