François-Xavier Fiévez

Using the Lego Serious Play Method to facilitate students' reflexivity skills in a portfolio project

Audience focus: All


Developing students' reflexivity skills is a key concern in the development of autonomous life-long learning. Unfortunately, reflecting and autonomy turn out to be skills that are rarely integrated in the language course as such. Through a project with 2nd year computer scientists, the Lego Serious Play method has been used in order to facilitate the development of those skills. During the presentation, participants will experience the Lego Serious Play Method in a reflexive thinking exercise and will be provided with concrete examples from students' written reflexive portfolio productions.


I was born in 1978 and have always wanted to teach since then. At the age of 14 I discovered the wonders of learning English. After secondary school, I went on to a University degree in Dutch and English literature and linguistics. I got my degree in 2000. I went on to a Teaching practice degree for a year. I started my career at the University of Namur in 2001 and have taught in many different contexts. For the past few years, I have worked as a pedagogical coordinator in charge of an innovative approach to teaching languages in my university.