Innovating in the creative arts with LEGO

Dr Alison James

This report focuses on the use of  LEGO® and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® as tools for exploring complex questions in any discipline. It outlines the pedagogic and theoretical basis for using three-dimensional and metaphorical building and discussion activities and shares vignettes of practice. In particular the report argues for playful and imaginative alternatives to traditional ways of learning and engaging. It also stresses the need to recognize these as valid and appropriate for higher level study. Although these vignettes come from a creative arts institution the techniques discussed originated outside the creative arts and are applicable within any discipline.

About the author

Dr Alison James is the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching at the University of the Arts London Her trademark is creative and interactive approaches to pedagogy with a high level of staff and student involvement and plenty of humour to go with it.