When? Tuesday 9th September, 2014
Where? Ryegate Children’s centre.
- The ‘rules’ are clear- blocks attach and release in a manner we are all familiar with
- The pieces are predetermined
- Lego allows for collaboration – pieces fit together on a common, modular basis enabling teamwork.
- Meaning is constructed at the same time as the model itself – the workshop isn’t a building competition, rather even the most ‘random’ assortment of blocks is assigned a meaning by the participant… it is often the job of the facilitator to help decode and reach a shared understanding of the models to enable critical reflection.
- It’s fun!
The workshop participants began using Lego mini figures on their own, augmented with Post-It speech bubbles. This developed into more complex models, using props to give context, and Post-It notes for clinical information relevant to the scene.