Topic 3 Improving Self-Confidence and Assertiveness

The games, by their playful and friendly aspect, encourage free expression and letting go of control by giving participants confidence, while ensuring that everyone can express themselves and take their place.

  • Within a game and from one game to another, learners play different roles, which will help them take their place in the group and improve self-confidence.
  • When discovering a game, learners will follow the rules as they are presented and play the game as a participant. They will then gradually develop a better grasp of the situation, create new strategies and assert themselves as contributors to collective or individual success.
  • By observing and valuing the progress of each person, the facilitator will suggest that the learners take turns or successively take on the role of leader by presenting the rules, giving instructions, organising and guaranteeing the smooth running of the game and the interventions of everyone, proposing solutions, and helping or facilitating the emergence of strategies in the other members of the group.
  • These different roles, valued by the facilitator and experienced by the learners, promote confidence and self-assertion.