Setting down the norms and establishing the responsibility of each team in the Prayogshala can ensure the smooth functioning of the space. In this activity, the facilitator will have to recap the norms and expectations decided by the students and the facilitator together during the first session of Prayogshala. Following the recap, students will make a badge or tag for themselves that denotes their responsibility. This tag will ensure that children take ownership of their role and also help with better identification among the facilitator and the other students.
After the badge, the students will also make some review cards that can be used to provide feedback to their fellow mates after every session in the future. Such peer feedback and reviews make online ‘learning by making’ very engaging and enjoyable for the students.
This activity is a follow-up activity to ‘setting the norms’ section of Intro to Prayogshala activity.
20 minutes for badge | 20 minutes for review cards
Resources needed per student:
Rope or thread
The objective of the session is:
Make Your Responsibility Badge & Review Cards: An activity to make students responsible for following the norms of the place
Collaboration | Creativity
Artist | Graphic Designer
Make Your Responsibility Badge & Review Cards
Instructions to be given to students:
Recap the norms to the students.
Ask children to start making badges or tags. If passport size pictures are available, it can be pasted on the card. Ensure details such as the child’s name and team name are added to the front of the card. The norms to be followed should be added to the other side of the card.
After filling in the details, children can optionally laminate the card using cardboard or a chart to protect it from any damage.
Finally, students can attach a piece of thread or rope to the card to make the tag. The badge/tag is now ready for use!
Ask the students to display their badges.
The students can now start making the review cards. Review cards are small cards with feedback, suggestions, or words of appreciation that can be shared by students with the rest of their group. You can find some examples in the pictures below.
The students can then display their cards to the facilitator. These cards will be used by the students after every activity in Prayogshala as a response/feedback to their classmates.
Special Instructions for Facilitators:
Ensure that you use this session to instil a sense of responsibility into the students for following the norms of the Prayogshala. One norm that you can add here is that wearing their badge or tag is mandatory during the Prayogshala session.
Nudge children to get as creative as possible! The review cards can vary in design and even include some suggestions for improvement cards but make sure that the students do not use negative/discouraging terms in the cards.
While individual badges can differ in design, ask children to ensure that they represent the essence of their team.
Wrapping up the session:
Now that you’ve completed the activity, it is time to tell the students to have the badge and the review cards in every session going forward.
Inform the students regarding the resources they need to have ready for the next session to ensure they have enough time to organize it. Finally, end the session on a joyful note saying you look forward to all the amazing things children are going to create in this space!
Have fun making and share the works of your students with the hashtag #projectprayogshala to get featured!