It is difficult to describe this activity because it is so rich in content and so great a way to practice "horizontal" pedagogy. It is a mash-up of Jacotot's "What do you see? What do you think of it? What do you make of it?" and ???

Materials: color copies of Miguel Marfán's cartoon on the cover of Técnicas Participativas Para la Educación Popular, with the book title removed.

The flow:

Joker gives people a copy of the Marfán cartoon and ask them to look at it closely. Give them five minutes or so.

Joker asks people, "What do you see?" This can be done as a go around, as a freewriting activity, or as a dictation in which people take turns building a shared description, line by line, which the scribe copies on a board or big paper, verbatim. (This last approach is called Language Experience Approach in literacy circles.)

As people describe what they see, the joker should be sure to verify their descriptions. For example, a participant may see the cartoon as a collection of distinct static images, rather than as a series of frames that tell a story. How do you know which is correct? By specifying which specific details......