Engaging people forms an essential part of collecting data for MEL, so why not make that process more fun and interactive? A useful idea Khulisa came with from the recent 2019 LEGO Idea Conference is to use “paddle moments” during plenary sessions.
It worked like this: each conference participant had a paddle board on their seat (it was a white board that looked like a table tennis racket with a marker attached to it). This allowed the facilitator to ask questions and get responses from the audience through a quick write-up or drawing on each person’s paddle board.
This approach can be a useful participatory activity to incorporate in workshops or focus group discussions with evaluation stakeholders.
Read our blog about other takeaways from the Lego Idea Conference for more!