What do I even know?

Category: Explore
Author: Jonas Ørts Hansen
Facilited by the teacher
To make the students explore a problem from different perspectives.
60 min
20-40 students 4-10 groups
Interviews or written ”scripts” from a client of a challenge. Breakout rooms


1. The students are divided into random groups of between 3 and 4 per group by using https://www.randomlists.com/team-generator

(If they have project groups use those).

2. Each group member is given a different interview/story regarding a challenge they are to discuss. (If possible, try to hide the fact that they will not be reading the same interview/story). Give the students 10 minutes to read the given interview/story. Send the groups out into breakout rooms.

3. After the students have read the paper have them discuss the challenge. Emphasize they are to use the information they have just read in this discussion.

4. After the set time is up, the class discusses what they experienced and how they felt about talking about a subject where they only knew a little bit of the information.

5. To conclude the activity, emphasize that no matter what problem the students are to tackle it’s important to hear the perspectives from every person involved in the challenge. From CEO, middle management, to the “employee on the floor”. All have valuable information towards the challenge.


For this exercise to work, it will require a great deal of preparation from the teacher. This involves both having interviews/scripts from different people revolving the challenge.