Now divide the participants into groups of four and tell them they will be creating a mind map of active listening in their community. A mind map is a diagram that represents ideas and concepts graphically. It is a useful tool to help organize information in a more visual manner. See an example of a mind map for detailed guidance.
Each participant writes the words ‘Active Listening in our Community’ in the middle of a piece of paper. After this they draw several lines outwards, on these they draw pictures and write key words that represent the different components to active listening. Attached to these lines are several smaller lines. On each smaller line, they draw and write key words related to the effect of active listening in their group and community.