Hello everyone! I would like to introduce myself in this first blog post. I’m a Professor of Management and communications at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In my 40-years of university classroom teaching, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® has really enhanced my work.
I’m really excited to start this conversation as I have a reputation as an innovative classroom professor. I strive to develop the learning environment into a comprehensive, interactive, retention-sustaining space for college students.
Along with my work at Golden Gate, I’m also a Colleague of the Creative Education Foundation, I’m also part of the voluntary leadership group for their annual Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI). And I’m an active two-dimensional artist working in watercolor and dye-on-silk media.
The purpose of this blog is to explore the applications of the use of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology and facilitation in university-level classrooms. Using LEGO® bricks and a demanding facilitation process can lead, in my classroom experience, to a deeper grasp of salient concepts form the course curriculum.
I would like to share some of my ideas and hope that you will do the same. Some ideas to start us off might be as follows;
- Types of modules and applications
- Relationship to neuroscience and learning discoveries
- Complexity of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® models
- Lesson planning
- Facilitation techniques
I look forward to seeing and hearing your ideas. Cheers! Off we go.