LEGO® Serious Play®

LEGO® Serious Play® is a useful way to encourage creative and innovative thinking and facilitate in-class discussion on subtle or abstract topics. Learners make Lego® models in response to a trigger question and then share their model with the other participants. By focussing on the creative task, learners can 'step outside' themselves in order to reflect, whilst 'thinking with their hands'. UTA offers creative learning workshops using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and methodology

This animation explores some of the basic principles of LSP


This video from the UTA Good Practice Exchange shows Stephanie Aldred from the Department of Languages using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and methodology in a session about approaches to teaching:


LSP can be used in a wide range of applications with students, including:

  1. Community building
  2. Developing and sharing reflection
  3. Ideas and concept development
  4. Creative storytelling
  5. Personal, professional development
  6. Team building
  7. Complex problem-solving
  8. Developing creativity and imagination
  9. Qualitative unit or programme evaluation
  10. Creative research tool during interview, focus group etc.