Seymour Papert, a student of Jean Piaget and former professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, coined the phrase Constructionism, meaning "Learning by Making". Constructionism involves two types of construction: constructing physical objects out in the world, and simultaneously constructing knowledge in your head.

FOR STUDENTS:

Knowledge Transfer:

How do you know if your students are truly learning? When the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is applied to education and learning, it can create a learning process that is more efficient, results in more memorable learning, is more enjoyable and last but not least engages ALL
students from start to finish.

Communication:

Students can’t reach their true potential and achieve success if they can’t successfully communicate what they know. The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method helps students to communicate by developing a common language. Regardless of a student’s language abilities, the outcome using the LSP is:
  • Students have learned to listen to, critically evaluate, value, and respectfully respond to other’s ideas
  • Students have learned to express themselves in a way that everyone can understand and values everyone’s perspective
  • Students have a clear understanding of their own and each others job functions, responsibilities and unique potential for contributing to the classroom’s success

Visual Artistry:
Asking individuals or organizations to be creative is often intimidating. Whether it is painting, drawing, sculpting, dancing, acting, or other creative endeavor, a common response is “I don’t know how to…” But everyone can build. With the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method, creativity is unleashed and the results are unique and stunning. Students can work with Lego mosaics, architectural builds, or stop motion animation.

FOR TEACHERS:
Training is also available for teachers interested in using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods in their classrooms regularly. Facilitation with the LEGO® Education® materials is also available.