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Thinking with the hands: LEGO® Serious Play® a game-based tool to empower young migrants integrating
Nienaber, Birte; Kriszan, Agnes
2023In Migration Letters, 20 (3), p. 443–452
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Keywords :
Participatory Action research; Creative exploration methods; Lego Serious Play; Empowerment; Migrants
Abstract :
[en] In recent years, various low-threshold and often creative methods and tools have been developed, considering the specific requirements of vulnerable persons to explore their identities, experiences, knowledge, opinions and needs. The idea of LEGO® Serious Play® is based on play pedagogy. Playing allows to distance oneself from everyday life by sliding into a world of imaginations, ideas and utopias while concurrently keeping the ties to reality (Heimlich, 2015). LEGO® Serious Play® uses metaphors to enable participants to express playfully their thoughts and ideas. As the building process with Lego bricks is physical and haptic, LEGO® Serious Play® is a low-threshold method to work with vulnerable groups (Cavaliero, 2017). The following article will concentrate on the use of LEGO® Serious Play® as creative exploration method and its possibilities and limitations when used to empower young migrants in vulnerable conditions in the Germany and Luxembourg in the H2020 research project MIMY.
Disciplines :
Human geography & demography
Author, co-author :
Nienaber, Birte  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Geography and Spatial Planning (DGEO)
Kriszan, Agnes
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Title :
Thinking with the hands: LEGO® Serious Play® a game-based tool to empower young migrants integrating
Publication date :
May 2023
Journal title :
Migration Letters
Publisher :
Migration Letters & The London Publishers, London, United Kingdom
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Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Focus Area :
Migration and Inclusive Societies
European Projects :
H2020 - 870700 - MIMY - EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions
Funders :
UE - Union Européenne [BE]
CE - Commission Européenne [BE]
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