This method is ideal for groups who do not know each other particularly well. During the introductions, the participants should be asked to provide some information about themselves, and state their expectations for the course. One detail should not be true. The other students should guess what detail was wrong. Thus, not only will the introductions be made more attractive, the participants also immediately establish a link between the name, face and story of each other and remember the names of the participants in a more efficient way.
Didactical Description of the Method
Participants listen attentively to each other, because they will try to discover the lies in a playful and competitive nature. Since the memorization is easier when it is done via stories or pictures, the participants are offered an opportunity to attach a story to the names and personalities of their colleagues. Thus in addition at the beginning of a seminar (or a course or workshop) the ice between participants can be broken.