Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 14

Volume 14 Number 2, Pages 137-144

Summer 2003

Teaching Tip
Simulation and Role Playing with LEGO Blocks

Lee A. Freeman
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Dearborn, MI 48128, USA

Abstract: Simulations, role-playing scenarios, and other forms of active learning are meant to enhance the learning process by providing alternate methods to convey knowledge to students. LEGO blocks have been around for decades and most children play with them or some similar toy. Incorporating LEGO blocks into the classroom creates a fun and enjoyable experience, and when used appropriately, an educational one as well. Two such exercises using LEGO blocks are described here - a simulation and a role-play. Both are described in detail and then discussed in terms of faculty experiences and student feedback.

Keywords: Simulation, Role-playing, Active learning, LEGO blocks

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Recommended Citation: Freeman, L. A. (2003). Teaching Tip: Simulation and Role Playing with LEGO Blocks. Journal of Information Systems Education, 14(2), pp. 137-144.