Similarities and Differences

Exercise description The participants fill out the worksheet (15 minutes) with the following questions:

  1. Three things that I have in common with the rest of the group;
  2. Three things that I have in common with some of the group, but not with others;
  3. Three things that make me different from the rest of the group.


The participants are told right away that they will be discussing their answers in pairs and that what they say in pairs will not be discussed in the plenary.

When the questionnaires have been filled out, the participants split into pairs for discussion (time: 10 minutes).

The worksheet for printing on A4 paper is available for downloading here.



Suggested questions to evaluate the exercise:

What was it like?

What was easy, difficult, interesting?




Type of exercise:


15-60 min


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