Facing living conditions that twenty-first century citizenship is bringing about, the development of communication skills that include an appreciation of constructive negotiation in individual encounters is essential. To develop a deeper understanding of reality and its active construction, it is necessary to personally experience different ways of exploring and shaping cultural and institutional structures. The following text is meant to render tangible the idea that learning takes place when a lack of knowledge meets such qualities as openness and curiosity. This approach is exemplified by a selection of group projects. The case studies presented here are based on their participants’ individual reflections on collaborative actions; they reveal that these particular working formats enable students to develop a reflective practice that includes self-awareness as well as a willingness to assume responsibilities.