Walk and Talk
The reflection method allows us to break the conventions of traditional interaction by including movement and change of setting.
The method provokes increased brain activity in both hemispheres (by simultaneously walking and talking). Participants can get unstuck in a problem and move forward or share ideas from a different angle (less eye contact). It enables ideas to flow instead of being physically constrained (by a desk/wall/screen/…).
Young people (15 – 29 years)
The participants choose their walk partners and discuss proposed questions. You can prepare questions which fit your topic and focus. We proposed some questions which can be helpful in career and/or life orientation.
- What do I like to do in my free time?
- What have I always wanted to do but never made time for?
- Am I achieving the goals that I’ve set for myself?
- What areas of my life do I wish to improve? How would I do that?
- What would my life look like if I achieved those goals?
- What is stopping me from achieving those goals?
- What piece of advice would you give your past self?
After the walk, the participants talk about the method of “walk and talk”. Did they like it? What are the conclusions and newly gained perspectives about themselves? How will they implement these insights or methods in their daily life? What did they learn from other participants, and how did they inspire them?
LIST OF MATERIALS
Space (preferably outdoors) for participants to go for a walk.