Skip to main content
Scenes from Unviersity College
About University
College
Academic Advising
Academic Enhancement Center
URI101
Feinstein Center for Service
Getting Help Early Alert
Honors Program
Internships and Experiential Education
Living Learning Communities
Orientation
Transfer Resource Center
Contacts/Staff
FAQ's

Force field analysis

Mentors

 

Materials:

Blackboard and chalk or piece of paper and writing instrument

Time:

15 minutes or more if you would like 

Objective:

To develop critical/creative-thinking skills, think outside the box, and have fun.

Instructions:

1. Ask a student to name any noun: a person, place, thing, or idea.
Write the word on the board (or have them write it on their paper).

2.  Ask a second student to name a second noun, any noun at all.
Write this word beside the first. 

3.  Ask students to write down everything they can think of that the
two nouns have in common.  Encourage them to list at least 10
commonalities. 

4.  Ask students to share their "forced analogies." 

Examples:       

Marriage and a #2 Pencil
                                    Both have “gold” bands
                                    Both involve the number 2
Bridge and a Squirrel
                                    Both have the letter R
                                    Both can get run over
                                    Both can be found all over the country

Debriefing:

Was it difficult to think of commonalities?
Would this have been more difficult if you did it on your own?
How can you relate this to how you approach a class or how you study for a certain class?  

Untitled Document

Contact us:

Email: uri101mentor@gmail.com

Facebook: URI 101 Mentor 2012