I got this idea from Yurie Kumakura, a teacher and researcher of social entreprises. She came up with it when starting a course without knowing how familiar the content was to the participants.


  • Motivate and Explain:
  • Joker gives a presentation (could be a film, skit, reading...), while s/he presents, the participants take notes on a piece of paper keeping track of:
  • Things they already knew.
  • Things they did not already know.
  • Things they want to know more about.
  • At the end, share the lists and see what is unfamiliar, needs more exploration.