The Shape of You
This is a fun and quirky activity to break the ice and get to know each other or a warm-up exercise that could set the tone for collaboration activities.
Analysing what the shapes mean, reflecting on our own personality traits and traits of others can lead to discussion about how to work with various personality types in a cohesive and productive way.
In face-to-face class the instructor should have copies of the geometric psychology document to distribute or have it projected for students to see. For online classes, the instructor should be able to share their screen and show the document or share the document in the chat
If the group size is small, the activity can be done without breakout rooms.
If breakout room functionality isn’t available, Google Slide would be used, the teacher could put one shape per slide and assign groups to silently write characteristics on the slides.
If an objective of the course is to promote collaboration, you can have students reflect on how they feel about working with people of varying personality types. Perhaps, they can give an example of a time they worked with someone who differed from them or ways they can try to better cooperate with others.
If the class seemed to enjoy the activity, you can ask them to do this ‘personality test’ with their family or friends and next class, they can report back on the results.
Ability to put participants in breakout rooms, see adaptions if not applicable.
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