The cognitive within the non-cognitive: models and educational representations

This reflection on the importance of non-cognitive skills introduces good practices within educational paths using as a guiding case an experience lived within two classes of High School Virgilio in Milan. The technique used to carry out the activity is an adaptation of the Lego Serious Play (LSP) methodology. The LSP, suitable for organizational and training contexts, stimulates work groups and individuals. Being linked to experience, it cannot ignore personal and collective consciousness and therefore awareness of the self and the precious function of the other to activate moments of understanding and cooperation. The modeling of students' personal representations and their collective reflections has generated an interdisciplinary dialogue (historical, sociological and philosophical) that visualizes "Education I would like". An education for man and his potential.