StrategicPlay workshop using Lego Serious Play for Team Building

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Abstract

Learning by doing provides a faster learning experience than merely listening. Learning by playing, is even faster. Learning using 3D models created using hands and heads during the session stimulates better thinking and more creativity too.


There are a number of ways that student teams can determine project requirements and envisage a shared understanding of the project. Using a Strategic Play® process based on Lego Serious Play® participants can use metaphors to build their own models of project ideas, and then use this to develop a commonly understood shared model from which the project can proceed.


Students often need to work in teams and need a means to quickly know one another with respect to who each person is and how their abilities relate to the current project. Using a Strategic Play® process with Lego Serious Play® students can do this quickly and effectively so that strengths and weaknesses of the group show up faster so that the course organizer still has time to make effective decisions about team composition.


Strategic Play® using Lego Serious Play® is based on the knowledge that people think better when they are using their hands as discussed by Roos and Gauntlett who both contributed to the Lego Serious Play® concept. This process also builds on the work of Brown and Rock and the use of play.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventHEA STEM: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Where practice and pedagogy meet - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Apr 201318 Apr 2013

Conference

ConferenceHEA STEM: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Where practice and pedagogy meet
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period17/04/1318/04/13

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Keywords

  • StrategicPlay
  • Lego Serious Play
  • team skills

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Scharlau, B. A. (2013). StrategicPlay workshop using Lego Serious Play for Team Building. Abstract from HEA STEM: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Where practice and pedagogy meet, Birmingham, United Kingdom.