1.2.1 The (too) crazy dancer



Stand together with some classmates. Everyone does a crazy movement. After thirty seconds, blow the whistle and everyone does a movement that they have seen in someone else. After another thirty seconds, blow the whistle again and everyone repeats someone else's movement. After thirty seconds, everybody does another movement for the last time. How many different movements were performed in the end? How do you think this came about? What can you learn from this?



Jorge begins to imitate George, because he likes George's dance moves. Animals also copy each other's behaviour and sounds. For example, a squirrel that observes another squirrel cracking a nut becomes better at it. Look up videos of animals learning by copying. Watch them with the class and choose the top three of the best ones.



Copying is sometimes cheaper than inventing again. Please describe two production techniques based on making the same thing over and over again.

Can you think of a production method that only creates unique products?

Imagine you are an entrepreneur. In which case do you choose for production based on 'imitation' and when do you choose for production based on 'uniqueness'



Watch the video about The First Folower

What can you learn from this about leadership?

Put a blindfold on one of your friends and try to move him or her around the room. Give this person small tasks, such as smelling a flower, standing on an elevation, etc. Swap after five minutes. Then discuss your experiences.



How do you see yourself? As someone who often takes the lead in groups or someone who more often follows?

Try doing the opposite for a day.

How did you experience this day? What did you like and what did you find difficult?

What did you learn from this experience?


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