Taster: LEGO(R) Serious Play(R) method with Chrissi Nerantzi

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Taster: LEGO(R) Serious Play(R) method with Chrissi Nerantzi

  1. 1. A taste of the LEGO® Serious Play® (LSP) Method for Higher Education (HE) Building individual & shared models & stories with Chrissi Nerantzi, certified LSP facilitator email: c.nerantzi@mmu.ac.uk Twitter: @chrissinerantzi
  2. 2. Intended learning outcomes By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to... • explain the basics of the LSP Methodology • Discuss advantages of using the LSP Methodology • Identify opportunities to use the LSP method with their students/colleagues
  3. 3. What do we ask our students to do in HE?
  4. 4. • • • • • • • • think reflect question explore discover construct share learn LSP is real life stuff
  5. 5. Let’s experience it!
  6. 6. Remember! We trust our hands! We trust the process! We all build! We all participate!
  7. 7. LSP warm-up
  8. 8. Task 1: Build a tower Task 2: Build a model following the instructions Task 3: Modify your model to capture the importance of learning for you. When sharing introduce yourself to the group.
  9. 9. LSP Method steps 1. Ask a question 2. Build 3. Share 4. Reflect
  10. 10. LSP: My identity as a teacher
  11. 11. Task 1: Build a model of who you are as a teacher Task 2: What is your main strength? Mark on the model. Task 3: Share with others.
  12. 12. The ideal teacher
  13. 13. Task 1: Build a model of your ideal teacher Task 2: Identify 1 factor that matters most to you? (red brick) Task 3: Create a shared model of the ideal teacher of the group Task 4: Reflect on the ideal teacher you created as a group
  14. 14. transformation of experiences • • • • • from passive to active from the individual to the group from domination to pan-participation from construction to de-construction to re-construction from replication to uniqueness
  15. 15. theoretical underpinning “learning by making” Constructionism (Papert) “In flow” (Csikszentmihalyi) LSP “hard fun” (Papert) “new understanding through metaphors” (Schön)
  16. 16. Why? To increase... • Insight • Confidence • Commitment When? Collective intelligence •Goal (A->B) •Complex process •Sharing for a purpose •Community feel, safe place
  17. 17. • The builder owns the model • Metaphors belong to the builder • We talk about the model
  18. 18. Less bricks is more! It is not about the bricks but what the bricks enable!
  19. 19. the role of the LSP facilitator • • • • • • Active listening Use low entry-high ceiling questions to surface unconscious insight Remind participants to focus on the model, also to touch the model! Avoid making judgement Avoid imposing interpretations Role: coach, facilitator, consultant, tech-support
  20. 20. Share ideas how you could use it with your students/colleagues learner relationships ground rules teacher working in teams working practices reflection Interview evaluation values research method module/programme development beliefs support requirements Induction activities
  21. 21. Reflect • Are there opportunities to use LSP in your context? • What is your desired outcome? • What could you try? • What are you going to try?
  22. 22. LSP applications 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Building individual models and stories Building shared models and stories Creating a landscape Making connections Building a system Playing emergence and decision Extracting simple guiding principles
  23. 23. A taste of the LEGO® Serious Play® (LSP) Method for Higher Education (HE) Building individual & shared models & stories with Chrissi Nerantzi, certified LSP facilitator email: c.nerantzi@mmu.ac.uk Twitter: @chrissinerantzi

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