Source: (2008) Changing ways / building skills, 12(2): pg. 1-2.

Using the circle as a means of sharing information is an age-old method of talking and listening to groups of people in an egalitarian setting. This format allows all people to share and hear without a hierarchical physical positioning. The circle creates equality. The rules of the circle allow for equal air time but with the option of passing when a member of the circle is not ready to participate. The rules require that everyone eventually responds to the topic at hand.