This technique provides an opportunity for quieter members to check in with the group by repeating or paraphrasing the words others are using.
To provide a nonthreatening opportunity for quieter members to participate without having to articulate an idea or take a stand on what has been expressed
To practice listening and paraphrasing skills
To identify recurring themes by noting which words and contributions get repeated or paraphrased most
How It Works
The facilitator announces that during the discussion, nonspeaking members will be asked periodically to respond to the question, “What are you hearing?” They are told that this is a cue to repeat or paraphrase what others have said.
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