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Three Figures Game

Three Figures Game, in three words...

  • Fight against the deleterious effects of the overconsumption of images
  • Preventing Violence in Schools
  • Promoting a peaceful climate in schools

The Game of Three Figures is an activity created in 2007 by Serge Tisseron.

Conducted in the classrooms, it is presented as a theatrical activity: the pupils together develop a short scenario from images they have seen on the screens, then they act out this little scene by successively occupying all the roles.

The Game of Three Figures allows children to acquire a critical distance from the images they see by appropriating them and transforming them to make them the object of their own creation.

In doing so, it also allows work on emotions: recognizing them, naming them, expressing them.

By asking children to successively play all the roles, the Three Figures Game encourages them to put themselves in the other person's shoes, and supports the development of empathy in children.

Finally, it is also a device that promotes school learning by encouraging narrative construction in children, developing vocabulary, and supporting the development of executive skills.

Practiced by teachers after training recognized by a diploma, the J3F participates in the establishment of a new educational paradigm centered on a benevolent and non-judgmental framework, with the possibility for teachers and students to gradually familiarize themselves with it. .

Other National Education professionals can also train there, as well as professionals in the health and medico-social fields working in institutions for children.

The association "Developing Empathy through the Game of Three Figures" (DEPJ3F) benefits from an approval issued by the Minister of National Education as an educational association complementary to public education.

Only people who can claim a diploma issued by the DEPJ3F Association at the end of their training can practice this activity.

The J3F is suitable for the medium or large section of kindergarten to sixth form college inclusive.

Have you been trained and certified as a Three Figures Game facilitator or trainer?

We are evaluating the deployment of this system in France, in order to better understand the impact of our training and to support you as closely as possible. Please complete the following questionnaire: it will only take you 2 or 3 minutes.


You have been trained but you have not received your diploma?

Contact us! We will consider your situation together to support you in continuing or resuming your practice.

Because the Three Figures Game evolves regularly, because you have questions or need an update of your knowledge, the DEPJ3F Association offers continuing education sessions in Paris (information under the Training/Continuing Education tab).