LEGO© Serious Play© workshop

Date: 31 May 2022

Time: 12-4pm

Place: Room D028, TU Dublin Blanchardstown

Facilitator: Suzanne Faulkner, University of Strathclyde

Cost: Free!

Registration (limited places): https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lego-serious-play-workshop-registration-337920247557

Description

LEGO© Serious Play© is an open-source facilitation methodology. Participants are enabled to reflect on their shared stories through building 3-dimensional models of their ideas with LEGO© bricks. This approach encourages creative thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. It has a number of applications in the classroom, whether as a medium to enable discussion or a tool to develop soft skills.

LEGO© Serious Play© also has the potential for application in the broader higher education context. It is a powerful tool for team discussions and collaboration, and tackling communication challenges or sensitive topics outside the teaching environment. This video produced by MMU provides an introduction to LSP for HE.

This LEGO© Serious Play© hands-on workshop follows on from the introductory workshop held at TU Dublin Blanchardstown in March, and will provide an opportunity to explore the methodology in greater depth. One of the key aims of this event is to explore how LSP can encourage students to communicate effectively with each other and work together in groups. However, the workshop will also support participants in planning how to incorporate LSP into your own practice to meet your own individual needs. 

Note: If you did not attend the introductory workshop, don’t worry – you’ll be able to participate fully in this session!

Practical details

  • Date: Tuesday 31st May.
  • Time: The workshop will run from 1pm-4pm.
  • Place: The location is Room D028, Technological University Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus (Google maps location: 53.4054940686435, -6.376562571685723). The blue dropped pin on the image below shows the location of the room.
  • Parking: Paid parking is available on campus.
  • Transport: Public transport options are shown here.
  • Organisers: Helen Williams and Irene McGinn, Creative Digital Media, TU Dublin Blanchardstown
  • Contact: helen.williams@tudublin.ie, irene.mcginn@tudublin.ie

All equipment and LEGO© will be provided for the workshop, so you do not need to raid your children’s LEGO© stash! However, if you would like to take home your own official LEGO© Serious Play© Window kit (see below), you can purchase one for €5. Let us know in advance and Suzanne will bring sufficient kits with her. You can indicate if you would like a kit (and how many you want) on your booking form.

*Note: When running your own LSP sessions, although it’s great to have the LSP kits, you can use any LEGO© you have at your disposal…within raiding distance!