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This activity is adapted from an exercise developed by Dr. L. Lee Knefelkamp, described in "Integrating Jewish Issues Into the Teaching of Psychology" by Evelyn Torton Beck, Julie L. Goldberg and L. Lee Knefelkamp, Chapter 17 in Teaching Gender and Multicultural Awareness edited by Phyllis Bronstein and Kathryn Quina (Washington, DC: APA Press, 2003).
Distribute paper and pens/pencils. Invite participants to journal their responses to the prompts as you read them aloud. Allow the time suggested for writing after each prompt:
Invite participants to turn to another person and to share their experiences and conclusions as much as they are comfortable. After two minutes, remind pairs to switch speakers. After four minutes, invite general comment on the last question: are there conclusions you draw from the two different experiences?
If any participants who cannot journal in response to the prompts, modify the activity by inviting people to work in pairs and verbally share their responses to each section with one another.
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Last updated on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
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