Further “written reflection is so often quite stilted, for example as it can get damaged by the formal expectations and conventions of academic writing” (Race, 2016). Using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) methodology verbal reflection will be encouraged in an informal setting. LEGO bricks are used as a mediator; a tactile, 3D method of focusing on professional practice and sharing stories. This methodology is gaining traction in Higher Education with a special issue of the International Journal for Management and Applied Research in December 2018 (James & Nerantiz, 2018). However, there are fewer instances of the approach being used online (Cesar, 2015; Conches, 2019).
The session should be of interest to those working towards CMALT, Advance HE Fellowship or other professional accreditation. In addition, anyone interested in the exploration of creative applications, including LSP in teaching; on and offline.
This is a hands-on participatory workshop, and therefore to maximise engagement participants should have access to LEGO (or alternative play materials), a microphone and a camera.
Cesar, O. (2015). Virtual LEGO Serious Play Experience. [Blog] Serious Play Pro. Available at: https://seriousplaypro.com/2015/07/03/virtual-lego-serious-play-experience/
Conches, E. (2019). Learnings from running a Lego® Serious Play® remote session. [Blog] Serious Play Pro. Available at: https://seriousplaypro.com/2019/03/06/learnings-from-running-a-lego-seri…
James, A. and Nerantzi, C. (2018), “Guest Editors: A Potpourri Of Innovative Applications Of LEGO® In Learning, Teaching And Development”, International Journal of Management and Applied Research, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 153-156.
Race, P. (2016). Reflection on demand?. [Blog] The Seda Blog. Available at: https://thesedablog.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/reflection-on-demand/