From 8th to 13th January 2018, CIAPE took part in the third transnational laboratory foreseen in the framework of the European project Innovative methods of adults education for the future of Europe (IMAEFE). This time, the workshop was focused on Lego serious play as a means towards the social inclusion and empowerment of vulnerable individuals and/or groups.
Launched at the end of 2016 and co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme, the IMAEFE project aims to tackle the migration crisis facing the EU through the promotion, exchange and implementation of innovative learning methods for adult learners.
The host partner, Magenta consultoria, animated a very interactive workshop, mainly orientated to individual and group development processes: the participants (mainly adult education professionals and social workers) were able to acquire both specific and transversal skills through a well structured training path, made up of a number of practical exercises and study visits.
Several elements contribute to make this methodology an effective tool to ease the emergence of alternative forms of communication that are also effective for vulnerable subjects: Lego bricks, in fact, when framed in the “serious play” methodology, can boost the structuring of community building processes which are alternative to the mainstream group dynamics, and stimulate the ability to think critically and take decisions.
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