Lego Serious Play as a participatory research method to involve children in action research projects

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Lego Serious Play (LSP) is a thinking, communication, and problem solving methodology for teams making use of Lego bricks, play theory, metaphorical thinking, imagination, and story-telling as a process to create a shared understanding. The methodology was created for developing business strategies but has subsequently been adapted for use in many different fields, including few cases as a research method. The aim of this chapter is to discuss whether LSP methodology could be used as a method to involve students in participatory research. The chapter analyzes the data from LSP workshops conducted as part of two different action research projects in rural schools in Costa Rica. Findings from these events suggest that LSP enhances the engagement of students in action research projects by creating a childlike space along with a concrete process that facilitates the construction of knowledge as well as the materialization of students’ tacit knowledge, experience, and feelings. Furthermore, LSP makes use of visual representation, imagination, creativity, and two-way communication to embrace the voice of children. This approach allows participants to assume ownership of the process, to construct a joint narrative that includes the perspectives of students with different backgrounds, and to co-construct understanding among students and between students and researchers. Finally, the workshops themselves turned out to be a significant experience for the participants, which is relevant to the learning principle of action research projects.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelParticipatory Methodologies to Elevate Children's Voice and Agency
RedaktørerIlene Berson, Michael Berson
ForlagInformation Age Publishing
Publikationsdato2019
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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Nunez, H. C. (2019). Lego Serious Play as a participatory research method to involve children in action research projects. I I. Berson, & M. Berson (red.), Participatory Methodologies to Elevate Children's Voice and Agency Information Age Publishing.
Nunez, Heilyn Camacho. / Lego Serious Play as a participatory research method to involve children in action research projects. Participatory Methodologies to Elevate Children's Voice and Agency. red. / Ilene Berson ; Michael Berson. Information Age Publishing, 2019.
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