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The Term Progress in Different Cultures

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The Progress Jigsaw

Rules of play

All pieces of the jigsaw are dealt out to the players. Each player in turn places one piece on the table. The player can decide to place the piece face up or face down but must give a reason for his or her decision. The player must explain to the other players what the sentence means to him or her personally.

Depending on the group of players a different image of progress will emerge.


The progress jigsaw is all about the link between progress and sustainability. The game is intended to make players think, and to encourage discussion and debate.

Number of players



6-99 years




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Progress Jigsaw
(German, 557 kB)


The Progress Jigsaw was developed in the context of the conference in Germany.