Dolphin 2. (group)
Dolphin 1, where you have already learned the essence of the practice in pairs, can be followed by Dolphin 2, where the whole team can try out the training with positive feedback.
Fun practice with important experiences.
Details of activity
Introduction to Sign communication | Cooperation with a partner | Inclusion in the situation | Active involvement and presence | Monitoring | Impulse transmission and reception | Creativity | Change perspective | Positive feedback
The rules learned in the Dolphin 1., applied to a group. The group is sitting in a circle. One participant goes out, he becomes the Dolphin. The group guesses what the Dolphin needs to "figure out", what to do, what his job is (e.g. untie someone's shoelaces or pick up a cap from the hanger). Since participants are already familiar with the rules of the activity, it can also be a more complex task to teach the dolphin. The Dolphin is coming back. The group gives positive feedback with a pre-arranged signal (Sign Language clap) and indicates when the Dolphin is approaching the target. If the Dolphin goes to the wrong direction, the clapping will be muted (no negative feedback, just the lack of the feedback). The Dolphin will try until he can do the exact task with the help of the group. It is important that the group gives a unified feedback to the Dolphin!
3-5 rounds are recommended. If the energy level is high, a pair of Dolphins can also be sent out, in which case always give them a task where they have to create a movement or activity together (e.g. tennis, dancing, hugging, giving a ring, etc.).
If there is a stuck (“creative block”) and the Dolphin can’t move on, the activity leader can help him with suggesting movements.
Eligible competencies, skills, attitudes
Importance of positive feedback | Cooperation in a complex task | Wordless communication
Related or background activity
Activity can be played after Dolphin 1., a kind of raising that to a higher level and at the same time deriving the paired activity.
Form of work
Time of activity
Over 12 years of age
Deaf Culture / awareness / discussion
For integrated or mixed groups, Sign Language or an interpreter is required for instruction. Not during the activity, because the linguistics is uniform (we only use one sign).
3-5 laps are recommended