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Dries Faems (Economics and Business)

The Lego Serious Play Method is a facilitated meeting, communication and problem-solving process in which participants are led through a series of questions, probing deeper and deeper into the subject. Each participant builds his or her own 3D Lego model in response to the facilitator's questions using specially selected LEGO elements. These 3D models serve as a basis for group discussion, knowledge sharing, problem solving and decision making (for more information see ).

Last year, I started collaborating with a certified Lego Serious Play trainer (i.e. Raymond Hendriks) to develop a Lego Serious Play module that introduces to students the core concepts of innovation. I have applied this module in the Honours Master Program on Innovation and in the course on Organizing Innovation. In both cases, this module turned out to be a huge success. Students particularly liked that this method allowed them to think and learn about the concept of innovation from their own experiences. Moreover, as this module implies both the building of individual models and the generation of group models, it is also a nice tool for students to get to know each other better.

The purpose of this grant is to develop additional Serious Lego Play teaching modules. In addition, I would like to organize sessions in which other teachers of other departments and faculties get the opportunity to experience this method and use it themselves.
Last modified:16 October 2017 11.24 a.m.