Co-Lecture means collective lecture, also written "collecture".
This game is a collaborative "lecture", which starts from a clear and personal point of interest as a suggestion to share and develop this content through the different perspectives of the lecture-participants.
This game proceeds by cards. Its "card-line" is so to say its time-line. The first and last cards build the frame of the lecture and are chosen from the beginning: Co-Lecture starts with the card "lecture" and it ends with the card "summary". The cards inbetween (about 6-10 cards according to the time-frame, upon which you agree in advance)
are played out by the participants. They indicate the functions of each speech-act, which is to be performed by the participant who adds them to the time-line. All cards, i.e. lecture parts, have a duration of 5 minutes maximum. (So 10 cards are 50 minutes maximum)
All persons speak in the first person singular: "I". Differences and contrary arguments are thereby not dissimulated but integrated in a collective "I".
• Retell = Retell through your perspective what has been said
• Zoom in = Refocus the debate by zooming in to one idea/ thought
• Example = Give an example
• Summary = Sum up some major points of the lecture
• Transposition = Transpose the topic/ interest/ or way of doing to another field or media
• Question = Ask a question (this is the only card, where you don't have to move to the lecture place)
There is a specific lecture place, e.g. an armchair, that each lecture-contributor will use for speaking except for questions.
The "card-line" and the cards are on a table or on the floor, visible and accessible to all lecture attendants. The audience sits in front of this lecture position.
History and objectives
This game has been developed out of the interest to create a collaborative lecture that clearly sets off with a specific and personal investigation field.
The participants are invited to enhance, retell, evidence, shift and twist the issue in order to provide tools for the investigating person as well as to participate in the creation of a collaborative lecture through shifts in perspectives and differences in the modes of speaking and intervening.