Work-based Learning Toolkit and Partnership Plans


Bricolage is a practical process of learning through tinkering with materials.  It is based on the fundamental process of children’s learning through play, and forms a basis for creative innovation, allowing inventors to combine and adapt tools and theories to generate new insights, while also engaging with relevant communities to ensure that the innovation works in practice and in context.

Example:  Bricolage for Age Friendly Economies

Product innovation systems such as LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®[1]Method allows teams to effectively tap into hidden creativity. It tackles the challenge in innovation and product development to find the really new ideas.  LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® draws from people’s tacit knowledge that typically accounts for up to 90% of what we know.  Keith Sawyers book GROUP GENIUS is filled with compelling stories about the interventions that changed our world: ATM, the mountain bike, and open source operating systems, among others. In each case, Sawyers research shows us the true story of innovation: these important inventions always originate in collaboration. The challenges and opportunities that we address with the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY approach include:

  • Idea generation
  • Process design
  • Concept development
  • Product development
  • Innovation process design
  • Branding


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