Lego® Serious Play® and higher education: encouraging creative learning in the academic library

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Wheeler, A. 2023. Lego® Serious Play® and higher education: encouraging creative learning in the academic library. Insights. 36 (1), p. 8. https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.611
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TitleLego® Serious Play® and higher education: encouraging creative learning in the academic library
AuthorsWheeler, A.
Abstract

Instructing students in how to utilize resources in an academic library is often considered a dry subject. Library induction is still primarily dominated by a didactic approach to learning, where the librarian shows the student how to do something correctly. In contrast, this article explores the methodology of Lego® Serious Play® (LSP) and its potential as an engaging and imaginative technique to explore student learning subjectively. In LSP workshops, participants are encouraged to build models of thoughts, issues or ideas, in an attempt to view a problem from a new perspective. In higher education, LSP is employed as a playful methodology in a wide range of educational scenarios, including group dynamics, assignment writing, academic integrity and dissertation planning. This article details how the author became an LSP facilitator and follows the subsequent development of a strategy to incorporate playful learning into his practice.

KeywordsLego® Serious Play®, higher education, playfulness, information literacy, academic librarianship, creativity
Sustainable Development Goals4 Quality education
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
PublisherUKSG
JournalInsights
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Electronic2048-7754
Publication dates
Online28 Mar 2023
Print28 Mar 2023
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Deposited03 Apr 2023
Submitted03 Oct 2022
Accepted28 Feb 2023
Output statusPublished
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.611
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