12th February 17
It all depends on the colour of the glass you’re looking through. That was the quote to understand that a fact can be considered from different perspectives depending on multiple factors. Our 3rd Primary students have worked in two sessions about this.
Divided into four groups with different colour glasses they were presented with a troublesome fact. Depending on the colour of their glasses, the children adopted different ways of approaching problems.
Those wearing green glasses represented people who analyse the problem, listen to all the parts, give and ask for information, and have into account others’ point of view.
Children with blue glasses turned into optimistic people who only see positive aspects and advantages.
The ones with yellow glasses, on the contrary, could only see faults and inconvenients.
And finally the ones who were looking at the world through red glasses were the people who don’t take into account others’ opinion and solve problems in an authoritarian manner.
With these guidelines, children developed the conflict, described it, argued, looked for possible solutions and spoke about the consequences. All from the different points of view. They held a debate in which all the children participated.
It was interesting to find out how the same fact could be interpreted in different ways. A good reflection exercise.