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Lego Serious Play Method

Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play MethodTitle: Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play Method

Authors: Per Kristiansen, Robert Rasmussen
ISBN: 1118832450 | 2014  | 240 pages

Unleash innovation potential with creative, serious play

Building a Better Business Using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method delivers a creative approach to enhancing innovation and improving business performance, with the focus on unleashing play. Written by the two original Master Trainers for LEGO SERIOUS PLAY (LSP), the book outlines how LSP can develop teams, people, relationships and business . Based on the merging of play with organizational development, systems thinking and strategy development, LSP can foster improved meetings, faster innovation processes, team growth, and better communication.

The belief that everyone intends to “do good” and has the potential to do it is at the heart of LSP. The method nurtures the idea that everyone in an organization can contribute to discussions and outcomes. Building with LEGO bricks is a type of creative play that triggers a different kind of thought process, unleashing imagination and potential that is frequently untapped by the logical mind. The book explains this hands-on, minds-on approach, and discusses the theory as well as the practical implementation of LSP. Topics include:

Observation of internal and external interaction dynamics
Fostering a free and honest exchange of opinions
Suspending hierarchy for better, more effective communication
Facilitating change by encouraging exploration

The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method is employed by start-ups and multinational corporations alike to maximize synergy among teams and throughout organizations. For leaders looking to boost effectiveness and see better results, Building a Better Business Using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is a comprehensive introduction to this creative management technique.

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Science Technology and Innovation

The Canadian science technology and innovation council produces biennial reports on ICT.

STIC sight

State of the Nation Reports

The State of the Nation 2008, provided the baseline from which Canada’s STI performance. Subsequent State of the Nation reports build on that foundation by tracking Canada’s performance over the intervening years. Understanding Canada’s performance contributes to advancing the national dialogue on STI, identifying avenues for action, and generating the will to work together towards common goals.

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An Entrepreneurial Education

Title: Edupreneur: Unleashing Teacher Led Innovation in Schools

Author: Aaron Tait, Dave Faulkner
2016 | ISBN: 0730329224 | English | 208 pages
Edupreneur: Unleashing Teacher Led Innovation in Schools

If you can change education, you can change the world
Edupreneur gives teachers the “how.” You already know what needs to be done to improve education, but you may lack the support and processes to bring it to life”and that’s where this book comes in. You’ll walk through the four stages of innovation”dreaming, digging, making and sharing”and learn how to unleash ground-shaking change from the classroom up. Straightforward, highly practical and kick-in-the-pants inspirational, this book is your new companion for making education work. You’ll read about passionate teachers who have raised attendance from 40% to 90%; you’ll read about principals who took on the worst-performing schools and turned them around; you’ll read about leaders who had the courage to take the reins of a school and turn it from good to great”and you’ll learn how they did it and how you’re entirely capable of the same kind of revolutionary change. This is a book not just for challenging schools, but for all educators who are passionate about providing a great education for every student, every day.

Administrators, academics and politicians can debate endlessly about how to “fix our schools,” ignoring the fact that their best innovators and catalysts of change are already right there in the classroom. You have plenty of ideas, so here’s your license to make them happen. Edupreneur will help teachers in all schools to:

  • Identify ways to improve day-to-day practice
  • Overcome the challenges that hamper progress
  • Create new solutions that sidestep old roadblocks
  • Collaborate with similarly forward-thinking educators

Imagine what education could look like if teachers were practically equipped to bring exciting new ideas to the classroom every day. Edupreneur helps you be that kind of teacher you’ve always wanted to be, with a clear framework for truly bringing on the change.

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