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In "Windows and Mirrors," a Tapestry of Faith program
This activity demonstrates "framing" as a visual metaphor for how we selectively take in information. Who we are influences how we frame the world.
Begin by telling participants that how we see things depends on how we are looking. Say something like:
Now we are going to experiment with perspective. We will look at different things around the room and pay attention to what we observe.
Ask participants to look around the room and describe what they see.
Next, ask them to make a frame with their hands. The left hand will make an "L" and the right hand will make a backward "L." Put these together for a square frame. Give participants time to look through their frames. Help the group reflect on this exercise about points of view by asking:
If any participants have impaired vision, invite the group to explore framing in a tactile way by providing a large, multi-textured object for all to observe tactilely.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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