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LSP Resource Library

This page hosts a number of key links to LSP® materials which are intended to be helpful to accelerate your interest in LSP®.
  • LSP® Conferences
  • LSP® Literature
  • LSP® Theoretical Underpinning
  • Lego in Business
  • Lego in HE

LSP Conferences

Learn Engage Play 2019

10:00 – 16:00, Saturday 30th March 2019, University of Winchester, United Kingdom. https://seriousplaypro.com/2019/01/08/learn-engage-play/

Learn Engage Play 2020

10:00 – 16:00, 18th April 2020, University of Winchester, United Kingdom. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/postponed-learn-engage-play-20-tickets-62304742161

LSP Literature

How It All Began: The Origins Of LEGO® Serious Play®

Roos, J. & Victor, B. (2018). How It All Began: The Origins Of LEGO® Serious Play®, International Journal of Management and Applied Research, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 326-343. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18646/2056.54.18-025

LEGO® for University Learning: Inspiring academic practice in higher education

Nerantzi, C. & James, A. (2019) LEGO® for University Learning: Inspiring academic practice in higher education, DOI https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2813448 https://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/10831/1/cn_aj_LEGO_booklet_May19.pdf

White Paper on Lego® Serious Play® – A state of the art of its applications in Europe

Frick, E., S. Tardini, and L. Cantoni. 2013. “White Paper on Lego® Serious Play® – A state of the art of its applications in Europe.” http://www.s-play.eu/en/news/70-s-play-white-paper[Google Scholar]

Serious Work: How to Facilitate Meetings & Workshops Using the Lego Serious Play Method with Conscious Incompetence

Blair, S. and Rillo, M., 2016. Serious Work: How to Facilitate Meetings & Workshops Using the Lego Serious Play Method with Conscious Incompetence. Promeet. Peabody, M.A. and Noyes, S., 2017. Reflective boot camp: Adapting LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in higher education. Reflective Practice, 18(2), pp.232-243. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14623943.2016.1268117

Could LEGO® Serious Play® be a useful technique for product co-design?

Garde, J.A. and van der Voort, M.C., 2016. Could LEGO® Serious Play® be a useful technique for product co-design?. Design Research Society. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55ca3eafe4b05bb65abd54ff/t/5747e5859f72667590940275/1464329607894/246+Garde.pdf

Building a better business using the Lego serious play method

Kristiansen, P. and Rasmussen, R., 2014. Building a better business using the Lego serious play method. John Wiley & Sons. https://seriousplaypro.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/208-1112-1-PB.pdf

LSP® Theoretical Underpinning

Finding flow: The psychology of engagement with everyday life

Csikszenmihalyi, M. (1998) Finding flow: The psychology of engagement with everyday life. New York: Harper Collins.

The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

Frank R. Wilson. 1999. The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture. Vintage, New York; London.

Papert on Piaget

Papert, S. (1999). Papert on Piaget. [Online]. Retrieved 17 June 2013 from: http://www.papert.org/articles/Papertonpiaget.html Barton and James Special Issue: Threshold Concepts and Conceptual Difficulty 270

Situating Constructionism

Papert, S., & Harel I (1991). Situating Constructionism. [Online]. Retrieved 25 October 2013 from: http://www.papert.org/articles/SituatingConstructionism.html First published in Papert, S and Harel, I (1991) Constructionism. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation.

Activity theory and individual and social transformation

Engestrom, Y. (1999) Activity theory and individual and social transformation. In: Engestrom, Y., Miettinen, R. and Punamäki, R-L. (eds.). Perspectives on activity theory. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Visual thinking

Arnheim, R. (2004) Visual thinking. University of California Press: Berkeley and LA, California.

Lego in Business

The LEGO System as a Tool for Thinking, Creativity, and Changing the World

Wolf, M.J., 2014. The LEGO System as a Tool for Thinking, Creativity, and Changing the World. In LEGO Studies (pp. 215-231). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315858012/chapters/10.4324/9781315858012-18

When You Build in the World, You Build in Your Mind

Lego and Play. Rasmussen, R., 2006. When you build in the world, you build in your mind. Design Management Review17(3), pp.56-63. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1948-7169.2006.tb00053.x

Serious play as a practice of paradox

Statler, M., Heracleous, L. and Jacobs, C.D., 2011. Serious play as a practice of paradox. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 47(2), pp.236-256. [Crossref], [Web of Science ®], [Google Scholar]

NHS at Home: Using Lego Serious Play to Capture Service Narratives and Envision Future Healthcare Products

Swann, D., 2011. NHS at Home: Using Lego Serious Play to Capture Service Narratives and Envision Future Healthcare Products. INCLUDE 2011 Proceedings. http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/32497/1/IJKIE_August2014_SEAN%20MCCUSKERv3.pdf

Vision statement development with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Grienitz, V., Schmidt, A.M., Kristiansen, P. and Schulte, H., 2013. Vision statement development with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. In IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings (p. 791). Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). https://search.proquest.com/openview/be10c02ffef9397566336fb9e1e3815e/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=51908

Lego Serious Play applications to enhance creativity in participatory design

Frick, E., Tardini, S. and Cantoni, L., 2014. Lego Serious Play applications to enhance creativity in participatory design. Creativity in Business. Research Papers on Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise2, pp.200-210. https://www.hacerlobien.net/lego/Lsp-014-Applications-Participatory-Design.pdf

Lego in Higher Education

Threshold Concepts, LEGO® Serious Play® and Whole Systems Thinking: Towards a Combined Methodology

Barton, G., and A. James. 2017. “Threshold Concepts, LEGO® Serious Play® and Whole Systems Thinking: Towards a Combined Methodology.” Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 12 (2): 249–271. [Google Scholar]

Lego Serious Play: a three-dimensional approach to learning development

James, A.R., 2013. Lego Serious Play: a three-dimensional approach to learning development. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (6)

earning in three dimensions: using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® for creative and critical reflection across time and space

James, A. (2014). Learning in three dimensions: using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® for creative and critical reflection across time and space. In P. Layne & P. Lake (Eds.), Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Transgressing Boundaries, pp. 275-294. London: Springer. doi: 10.1007/9783-319-10482-9

. Everybody’s monkey is important: LEGO® Serious Play® as a methodology for enabling equality of voice within diverse groups

McCusker, S., 2019. Everybody’s monkey is important: LEGO® Serious Play® as a methodology for enabling equality of voice within diverse groups. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, pp.1-17.

Lego, seriously: Thinking through building

McCusker, S.E.A.N., 2014. Lego, seriously: Thinking through building. Intl. J. Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2(1), pp.27-37. http://www.ijkie.org/IJKIE_August2014_SEAN%20MCCUSKER.pdf

Lego®, Serious Play TM: Thinking About Teaching and Learning

Mccusker, S., 2014. Lego®, Serious Play TM: Thinking About Teaching and Learning. International journal of knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, 2(1), pp.27-37.

Play Brings Openness or Using a Creative Approach to Evaluate an Undergraduate Unit and Move Forward Together

Nerantzi, C., Moravej, H. and Johnson, F., 2015. Play Brings Openness or Using a Creative Approach to Evaluate an Undergraduate Unit and Move Forward Together. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice3(2).

The Playground Model for Creative Professional Development

Nerantzi, C. (2015, June). The Playground Model for Creative Professional Development. In C. Nerantzi & A. James (Eds.), Exploring Play in Higher Education, Creative Academic Magazine (Issue 2A, pp. 40–50). Available at http://www.creativeacademic.uk/.

Lego®, Serious Play TM: Thinking About Teaching and Learning

Mccusker, S., 2014. Lego®, Serious Play TM: Thinking About Teaching and Learning. International journal of knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship2(1), pp.27-37.

The LEGO System as a tool for thinking, creativity, and changing the world

Gauntlett, D., 2014. The LEGO System as a tool for thinking, creativity, and changing the world. LEGO Studies: Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon, pp.1-16. http://davidgauntlett.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Gauntlett-LEGO-tool-for-thinking-chapter.pdf

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Reflective boot camp: adapting LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in higher education

Mary Anne Peabody & Susan Noyes (2017) Reflective boot camp: adapting LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in higher education, Reflective Practice, 18:2, 232-243, DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2016.1268117 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14623943.2016.1268117

Play Brings Openness or Using a Creative Approach to Evaluate an Undergraduate Unit and Move Forward Together

Nerantzi, C., Moravej, H., & Johnson, F. (2015). Play Brings Openness or Using a Creative Approach to Evaluate an Undergraduate Unit and Move Forward Together. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 3(2), 82–91. Available at http://jpaap.napier.ac.uk/index.php/JPAAP/article/view/141. Accessed May 30, 2018. https://jpaap.napier.ac.uk/index.php/JPAAP/article/view/141/pdf

LEGO® for University Learning: Inspiring academic practice in higher education

Nerantzi, C. & James, A. (2019) LEGO® for University Learning: Inspiring academic practice in higher education, DOI https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2813448 https://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/10831/1/cn_aj_LEGO_booklet_May19.pdf

A Taster of the LEGO® Serious Play® Method for Higher Education

Nerantzi, C., & McCusker, S. (2014). A Taster of the LEGO® Serious Play® Method for Higher Education. OER14 Conference Proceedings. Available at http://www.medev.ac.uk/oer14/19/view/.

Lego models to aid reflection. Enhancing the summative assessment experience in the context of Professional Discussions within accredited Academic Development provision

Nerantzi, C. & Despard, C. (2014). Lego models to aid reflection. Enhancing the summative assessment experience in the context of Professional Discussions within accredited Academic Development provision, in: Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, Edinburgh Napier University, Vol 2, Number 2, July 2014, pp. 31- 36, available at http://jpaap.napier.ac.uk/index.php/JPAAP/article/view/81

Do LEGO® Models Aid Reflection in Learning and Teaching Practice?

Nerantzi, C. and Despard, C., 2014. Do LEGO® Models Aid Reflection in Learning and Teaching Practice?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice2(2).

Physical metaphorical modeling with LEGO as a technology for collaborative personalised learning

Nolan, S. (2010) Physical metaphorical modeling with LEGO as a technology for collaborative personalised learning. In: O’Donohue, J. (ed.) Technology supported environments for personalised learning: methods and case studies. Hershey PA: IGI Global Publishing.

Using Lego Serious Play to Capture Service Narratives and Envision Future Healthcare Products

Swann, D., 2011. NHS at Home: Using Lego Serious Play to Capture Service Narratives and Envision Future Healthcare Products. INCLUDE 2011 Proceedings. http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13355/1/SwannpdfF358_1689.pdf