Thematic Activities

Credits Indira Cornelio, Alma Uguarte Perez Last Updated 2017-12

Thematic Activities are more customised activities relevant to particular technical topics within a training agenda. They can serve as compelling *A-ha!* moments for participants, especially when using a well-designed activity to illuminate complex technical concepts or systems.

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Thematic Activities for Digital Security Trainings

Thematic Activities are more customised activities relevant to particular technical topics within a training agenda. Most often, these will be the activities used in the Activity and Discussion from the ADIDS methodology; however, these can also be exercises not tied to a specific ADIDS topic.

These can be compelling A-ha! moments for participants, especially when using a well-designed activity to illuminate complex technical concepts or systems. In some cases, Thematic Activities can also be used at the end of a training session as review exercises for participants.

Her-Story of Technology

This exercise provides participants with an empowering look at women’s leadership throughout the history and evolution of modern technology, with the aim of dispelling damaging gender constructs.

Spectrogram

This exercise provides a useful way for participants to know each other’s thoughts on specific issues, by creating a live “spectrum” of opinion in the training space.

Witch Coven

This dynamic exercise will help you raise participant energy levels and keep the group stimulated. It provides a welcome break from technical training content, while still connecting to digital security themes.

The Cauldron

Even out the participation playing field. In a group setting, some people tend to speak more than others - this exercise raises awareness of that fact, while inviting participants who have not spoken as much as others to do so.

Charades!

Trainings are often quite intensive, providing a lot of information to absorb in a relatively short time. This exercise is tool that you can use to test participants’ knowledge and comprehension while simultaneously offering a fun and relaxing environment for de-stressing.

Magic Circle

This exercise provides a closing, for a training process or individual session, in which participants set an intention to continue sharing with others what they have learned.

DigiSec Rally

To close out the training on an energizing note, you will lead participants through a dynamic grand rally adventure to review the digital safety knowledge they have learned.