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Gobbledegook?
Objectives:
Icebreaker/Warm-up/Communication
Group Size:
Setup:
None
Directions:
One of the factors that needs to be taken into account when considering
communication is the ability of the human brain to create meaning where,
perhaps, none exists. Sometimes this is a block to communication, but it can
also be a great benefit, as this exercise will show. Simply display or hand out
the following passage and see how difficult or easy it is for people to read.
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in what
order the ltteers in a word are, the only iprmoetnt thing is that the frist and lsat
ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can still raed
it wouthit porbelm. This is bcuseae the human mind deos not raed ervey lteter
by istlef, but the word as a wlohe.
1
1997 – 2007 Mike Willis Learning Services
Gobbledegook?
Objectives:
Icebreaker/Warm-up/Communication
Group Size:
Setup:
None
Directions:
One of the factors that needs to be taken into account when considering
communication is the ability of the human brain to create meaning where,
perhaps, none exists. Sometimes this is a block to communication, but it can
also be a great benefit, as this exercise will show. Simply display or hand out
the following passage and see how difficult or easy it is for people to read.
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in what
order the ltteers in a word are, the only iprmoetnt thing is that the frist and lsat
ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can still raed
it wouthit porbelm. This is bcuseae the human mind deos not raed ervey lteter
by istlef, but the word as a wlohe.
1
1997 – 2007 Mike Willis Learning Services