LEGO storytelling

an initial observational study to enable children to become partners in their own assessment

Lynn Boyle, Nick Hine

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    Abstract

    This paper will explore the validity of an approach to assessment by reporting initial findings from pre study work with young children who have been observed playing with LEGO in a nursery setting. It will demonstrate how these interactions have informed our views on children as potential participants in their own assessment using traditional construction toys and the ways new technology could be used to truly listen and assess knowledge through the valuable medium of storytelling. Initial observations highlighted the following interesting aspects: (i) In the classroom, many of the “live” conversations that took place between the practitioner and the child were relatively shallow, rushed and interrupted. (ii) Video recordings of children enacting stories do not serve as the basis of a learning conversation as the children don't remember the story and are distracted by their own presence in the video. (iii) The children built stories with ready made objects and elemental objects rather than the more abstract bricks.
    Keywords: Innovation, technology, research projects, assessment, storytelling LEGO, young children, Scottish Curriculum.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICERI2014 Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain. 17-19 November, 2014
    EditorsL. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres
    PublisherIATED
    Pages1261-1268
    ISBN (Print)978-84-617-2484-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation - Seville, United Kingdom
    Duration: 17 Nov 201419 Nov 2014

    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CitySeville
    Period17/11/1419/11/14

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    video recording
    toy
    new technology
    research project
    video
    innovation
    curriculum
    classroom
    interaction
    learning

    Keywords

    • Innovation
    • Scottish Curriculum
    • young children
    • LEGO
    • storytelling
    • assessment
    • research projects
    • technology

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    Boyle, L., & Hine, N. (2014). LEGO storytelling: an initial observational study to enable children to become partners in their own assessment. In L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, & I. Candel Torres (Eds.), ICERI2014 Proceedings: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain. 17-19 November, 2014 (pp. 1261-1268). IATED.
    Boyle, Lynn ; Hine, Nick. / LEGO storytelling : an initial observational study to enable children to become partners in their own assessment. ICERI2014 Proceedings: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain. 17-19 November, 2014. editor / L. Gomez Chova ; A. Lopez Martinez ; I. Candel Torres. IATED, 2014. pp. 1261-1268
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    Boyle, L & Hine, N 2014, LEGO storytelling: an initial observational study to enable children to become partners in their own assessment. in L Gomez Chova, A Lopez Martinez & I Candel Torres (eds), ICERI2014 Proceedings: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain. 17-19 November, 2014. IATED, pp. 1261-1268, 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, United Kingdom, 17/11/14.

    LEGO storytelling : an initial observational study to enable children to become partners in their own assessment. / Boyle, Lynn; Hine, Nick.

    ICERI2014 Proceedings: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain. 17-19 November, 2014. ed. / L. Gomez Chova; A. Lopez Martinez; I. Candel Torres. IATED, 2014. p. 1261-1268.

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    Boyle L, Hine N. LEGO storytelling: an initial observational study to enable children to become partners in their own assessment. In Gomez Chova L, Lopez Martinez A, Candel Torres I, editors, ICERI2014 Proceedings: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain. 17-19 November, 2014. IATED. 2014. p. 1261-1268