Fishbowl Style Seating without Tables

This arrangement is excellent for role-plays and demonstrations. A small group of active participants are located in a small circle inside a larger circle of observers who later provide feedback and comments. Again, there are no writing surfaces.

All Life is an experiment. —Oliver Wendell Holmes

FIGURE 5-19. Fishbowl style seating (without tables)

PUTTING YOUR BRAIN TO WORK: ACTIVITY

Think about the types of programs you normally conduct and the audience sizes.

Which of the seating configurations that you have read about would best facilitate learning with small groups (24 or fewer participants) that you train? Why?_

Which of the seating configurations that you have read about would best facilitate learning with large groups (24 or more participants) that you train? Why?_

What other seating arrangements have you used or seen used?

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