Breaking Norms

17 Sep

Nathan Palmer, a lecturer at Georgia Southern University and founder of the blog Sociology Source, recruited his entire class of 262 students to go into the world and do nothing (an idea he borrowed from Karen Bettez Halnon). It was sort of like a flash mob in which absolutely nothing happens.
Video of about 5 minutes, interesting to demonstrate norms, and perhaps try with your students. Another one is to have them all look up in the sky at nothing.
http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2011/03/04/doing-nothing-an-experiment-in-norm-breaking-2/

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