Session 4 – Introducing the World Café

The aim of this session is to present educators with the World Café group activity. The session will outline the benefits of the World Café in engaging the learners in discussing issues like ‘barriers to entrepreneurship for migrant learners’ or ‘opportunities for migrant entrepreneurs’ and gaining their perspective. The session will also include step-by-step instructions on how to develop, deliver and evaluate this activity in a group.

By completing this session, educators will outline how to incorporate participatory approaches including a Word Café into their teaching practice.

  1. To begin this session, review the following videos to better understand what a World Café activity is and how it works.
  2. Review these PowerPoint slides to gain an overview of the benefits of using a World Café activity in a group-work setting, the applications of a World Café to build basic entrepreneurial skills and a list of 10 different questions that can be used to engage learners in a World Café activity.
  3. Next, review this short handbook which provides a comprehensive guide to setting up and managing a World Café activity, including a list of ‘do’s and don’ts’ when managing a World Café and a list of the materials required to run a successful World Café.
  4. Complete a series of self-reflection questions to assess how you will integrate a World Café activity into your teaching practice.