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D elia moocs_2013

  1. 1. SWSW 2011 Lego Pile - 2 (cc) EgnaroorangE - http://www.flickr.com/photos/32437467@N00/5545001700/ Learning with Lego M.J. D’Elia : Libraries & MOOCs: Toronto 2013
  2. 2. Lego Serious Play theory
  3. 3. Lego Serious Play “a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique”
  4. 4. LSP 101 • Expertise exists in the room • Everyone can contribute • Surface ideas AND plan for action • Constructionism (Papert) • “Thinking through your fingers”
  5. 5. four stages • I present a build challenge • You build your model • You tell your story to the group • We ask questions and reflect
  6. 6. three challenges • Tower • Explain this! • Three tries
  7. 7. tower build
  8. 8. tower: part I (instructions) • Start with the black base plate • Build a tower –Do not mix or trade the pieces • Time: 3 minutes
  9. 9. tower: part II (instructions) • Make a small change to your tower so that it tells a story about you – Where you work… – Where you live… – What you do… – One of your strengths… • Time: 3 minutes
  10. 10. tower: part II (share) • Get in groups of three • Explain your tower to your group • Time: 5 minutes
  11. 11. explain this! build
  12. 12. explain this! (instructions) • Select 15-20 pieces • Build an interesting structure • Time: 3 minutes
  13. 13. explain this! (share) • Get in groups of three –Partner ‘A’ + ‘B’ + ‘C’ • Explain your structure –Use a topic from the next slide • Time: 5 minutes
  14. 14. list “A” (explain this!) • Photography • Nutrition • The circus • Electric vehicles • Moon excavation
  15. 15. list “B” (explain this!) • Military • Deep sea fishing • Comics • Mexican food • An emergency
  16. 16. list “C” (explain this!) • Monday mornings • Organic farming • Funding cutbacks • A crime scene • Happiness
  17. 17. three tries build
  18. 18. three tries (instructions) • Three successive builds –Explain your structure each time
  19. 19. three tries (scenario) ACME Sleds manufactures high quality sleds and toboggans. You are the lead designer for their 2014 Super Sled Racer.
  20. 20. three tries (challenge #1) • Build the 2014 Super Sled Racer –Use the Lego mini-fig (the Lego dude) –Use the black platform • Time: 3 minutes
  21. 21. three tries (challenge #1) • Explain the features of your sled • Time: 2 minutes
  22. 22. good news great reviews bad news accidents
  23. 23. three tries (challenge #2) • Build a winter-related product –Do NOT use the black platform • Time: 3 minutes
  24. 24. three tries (challenge #2) • Explain your winter-related product • Time: 2 minutes
  25. 25. good news record sales bad news global warming
  26. 26. three tries (challenge #3) • Build anything you can sell –Use any part of your inventory –You CAN use the black platform again • Time: 3 minutes
  27. 27. three tries (challenge #3) • Explain your new invention • Time: 2 minutes
  28. 28. three tries (debrief) • Which of the three builds was easiest for you? Why? –Sled –Winter product –Any product
  29. 29. three tries (debrief) • Sled = many constraints • Winter product = fewer constraints • Any product = no constraints
  30. 30. Lego Serious Play wrap up
  31. 31. Wrap up • Make abstract concepts tangible –Prototype ideas (with bricks) –Communicate (via stories) • Laugh
  32. 32. Thank you! M.J. D’Elia @mjdelia mdelia@uoguelph.ca University of Guelph Lego Librarian (cc) Super Furry Librarian - http://www.flickr.com/photos/30976576@N07/6383264679/

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