PAR Tools and Techniques

Matrix learning. A method (and three tools) for a facilitator to introduce a complex topic to a group and enable them to collectively synthesise the content.

3 best bets A tool for generating conversation with one or a small group (i.e. up to about four). This example is around the topic of bush fires, but the ‘best bets’ could be changed to suit many topics.

Buzz groups  A basic workshop technique to ensure that everybody has the opportunity to contribute to the topic.

Gallery A useful way to get people moving and also generate reflection

Kitchen Table Discussions The infinitely flexible backbone technique for working with groups.

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