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Name of the tool

Get up on the floor (Globing & line-exercise)

Links to the keystones
Attitudes and awareness

Aim of tool/ Brief overall description
Both exercises (Globingo and the line-exercise) can be played in forming a new group so the participants of the group get to know the other members.


Main methods
Interactive games



Description of the process and the possible stepping stones


  • Hand out the copies of Globingo and make sure people can walk around in the room.

  • Open the game by telling it’s meant to get to know the other group members and that they have to find out how ‘intercultural’ they are.

  • Instruct that they have to search for different students who fit in one of the boxes of Globingo; they have to write down their name and the country.

  • Play the game and make sure no one is left out.

  • Round up by comparing the results.



  • Draw a line in the middle of the room.

  • Divide the group in 2 and put them opposite (at least 2 metres apart) to each other with the line in between them.

  • Open the game by telling it’s meant to get to know the other group members.

  • Instruct that you will read out lines and that they have to walk to the line if the line is about their life; after each round one goes back to the starting positions.

  • Watch closely during the game how students react (emotionally) to the game.

  • Round up by sharing experiences: what did they see? what did they feel? what was surprising? etc.





Both games: A room with an open space
Globingo: copies of Globingo
Line-exercise: tape/ crayon to draw a line

Abram, I (2001): The ABCD of classroom education; Projectgroep ICO, Den Bosch


Franke-Griksch, M. (2006): Ook jij hoort bij ons; systemisch denken en handelen voor ouders, leraren en leerlingen; uitgeverij Het Noorderlicht, Groningen


Henk Boer
Gerbert Sipman
Bernadet Tijnagel



HAN University, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Pabo Arnhem