Learning to learn at Uni
using the LEGO® Serious Play® (LSP) Method
Building individual & shared models & stories
with Chr...
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of this workshop, participants will be
able to...
• reflect on how you learn
• discu...
Why? To increase...
• Insight
• Confidence
• Commitment

When?

Collective intelligence

•Goal (A->B)
•Complex process
•Sh...
theoretical underpinning
“learning by making”
Constructionism
(Papert)

“In flow”
(Csikszentmihalyi)

LSP
“hard fun”
(Pape...
Let’s experience it!
Remember!
We trust our hands!
We trust the process!

We all build!
We all participate!
LSP warm-up
Task 1: Build a tower

Task 2: Build a model following the
instructions
Task 3: Modify your model to capture the
importanc...
LSP Method steps

1. Ask a question

2. Build
3. Share
4. Reflect
• The builder owns the model
• Metaphors belong to the builder
• We talk about the model
LSP: My identity as a learner
Task 1: Build a model of who you are as a
learner

Task 2: What is your main strength?
The ideal learner
Task 1: Build a model of the ideal
learner
Task 2: Identify 1 factor that matters
most to you?

Task 3: Create a shared mo...
Playing the past
Task 1: Write about an event that
happened to you as a student.
Task 2: Play out key events and
discuss impact of these to...
Defining Simple Guiding Principles for
effective learning
Task 1: What have you learnt from the past? Build a
model that captures one specific learning point. Add a
short caption.
...
Reflect

• What is your
desired outcome?
• What could you
try?
• What are you going
to try?
Learning to learn at Uni
using LEGO® Serious Play® (LSP) Method
Building individual & shared models & stories
with Chrissi...
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LEGO(R) Serious Play(R) workshop: Learning to learn with Chrissi Nerantzi

  1. 1. Learning to learn at Uni using the LEGO® Serious Play® (LSP) Method Building individual & shared models & stories with Chrissi Nerantzi, certified LSP facilitator c.nerantzi@mmu.ac.uk @chrissinerantzi
  2. 2. Intended learning outcomes By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to... • reflect on how you learn • discuss effective learning strategies • identify opportunities to enhance your own learning strategies
  3. 3. Why? To increase... • Insight • Confidence • Commitment When? Collective intelligence •Goal (A->B) •Complex process •Sharing for a purpose •Community feel, safe place
  4. 4. theoretical underpinning “learning by making” Constructionism (Papert) “In flow” (Csikszentmihalyi) LSP “hard fun” (Papert) “new understanding through metaphors” (Schön)
  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 also to the group.
  9. 9. LSP Method steps 1. Ask a question 2. Build 3. Share 4. Reflect
  10. 10. • The builder owns the model • Metaphors belong to the builder • We talk about the model
  11. 11. LSP: My identity as a learner
  12. 12. Task 1: Build a model of who you are as a learner Task 2: What is your main strength?
  13. 13. The ideal learner
  14. 14. Task 1: Build a model of the ideal learner Task 2: Identify 1 factor that matters most to you? Task 3: Create a shared model of your ideal learner
  15. 15. Playing the past
  16. 16. Task 1: Write about an event that happened to you as a student. Task 2: Play out key events and discuss impact of these to your identity as a student.
  17. 17. Defining Simple Guiding Principles for effective learning
  18. 18. Task 1: What have you learnt from the past? Build a model that captures one specific learning point. Add a short caption. Task 2: Bring all models together and vote for the most important learning points to become Simple Guiding Principles for effective learning. Task 3: Invite students to reflect on the Simple Guiding Principles and the potential impact of these on learning.
  19. 19. Reflect • What is your desired outcome? • What could you try? • What are you going to try?
  20. 20. Learning to learn at Uni using LEGO® Serious Play® (LSP) Method Building individual & shared models & stories with Chrissi Nerantzi, certified LSP facilitator c.nerantzi@mmu.ac.uk @chrissinerantzi

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