LEGO SERIOUS PLAY AS A TOOL FOR BUILDING THE INNOVATION MANAGEMENT CONCEPT
Mondragon University (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The evolution of thought on change has moved in the last two decades from the visionary on top, to an “experts improve whole systems” to the “everyone improves whole systems” approach (Sykes, 2008). Based on this believe a strong methodology was developed in 2007, the Lego Serious Play. The methodology beliefs in the potential of people, and also that everyone within an organization can contribute to the discussion, solutions, and outcomes to enhance business performance (Lego Serious Play, 2012).
This article aims to show an innovative pedagogical application of the Lego Serious Play method held in Mondragon University's Engineering School. The practical experience was developed through a workshop in the classroom within engineering students, and the main objective was the development of joined knowledge. In this case, the challenge was to build a deeper shared understanding of what individual members defined as Innovation Management as well as to identify the critical elements an organization should take into account to innovate, all that using lego bricks. The conclusions of the experience show that applying the Lego Serious Play is a very different and interesting way of learning for students, they feel valued and that their opinion matters, the students themselves and their perspectives are included on the learning process, and from the beginning, and the process ends with a shared vision (for the team), and therefore it is easier to move on.
Keywords: Serious games, learning methodology, higher education students.