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!

 


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