- Introduce and explain the concept of communication.
- Highlight that communication is an ever-present activity in our daily life.
- Highlight that in verbal communication messages get distorted due to selective listening or misinterpretation of words.
- Bring out that the distortion increases with the length of a chain.
- To introduce the concept of communications.
- To show how things can be miscommunicated
- Instruct the girls to sit in a circle
- Instruct one member to whisper one sentence into the ears of the next member and emphasize that the sentence should be whispered only once.
- The member receiving the sentence cannot ask for clarifications.
- This goes on till the message reaches the last member.
- Instruct the last member to reproduce the sentence aloud
- If the sentence has changed get each member to reproduce what she heard and check at what point the sentence changed.
- Was the message the same at the end as when it started? If not, why do you think the message changed?
- What does this tell you about ‘overhearing’ things from someone? Do you think something you hear indirectly could be confused for something else?
- Did you find it hurtful to know what was being said around the circle?