Re-imagine Learning Challenge
The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka are teaming up in an effort to transform the way the world learns through the Re-imagine Learning Challenge. 10 Champions for learning through play will receive more than $200,000 in cash prizes to support their ventures, as well as technical assistance and in-kind support.
There are 634 entries. Three early entry prize winners - called Players to Watch - have been chosen. Read more about them in this Forbes blog post.
A Conversation About Play - Highlights With Andrew Bollington
"We do have a world that in reality has a mismatch between what we believe and know is important for us as human beings and for taking a full place in society versus what our education system is optimised and set up to produce...", says Mr Andrew Bollington, Global Head of Research and Learning at the LEGO Foundation in this video clip.
Watch the full Google+ Hangout with the three Re-imagine Learning Challenge Players to Watch.
2014 IDEA Conference News Stories
Susie Mesure: When We Stop Children Taking Risks, Do We Stunt Their Emotional Growth?, The Independent
Rebecca Winthrop: Kick Back, Relax And Let Your Children Develop Neural Pathways, Brookings
Peter Gray: Can LEGO Help Return Play To Children's Lives And Education?, Psychology Today
Jordan Shapiro: Fixing Education is Child's Play, Forbes
Jordan Shapiro: LEGO And Ashoka Want To Help You Change The World Through Playful Learning, Forbes
John C. Townsend: Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity, Ashoka Blog - Forbes
Nicola Woolcock: Puzzles Not Punctuation Are Key To Clever Toddlers, The Times
LEGO Foundation: IDEA Conference Press Release, Reuters
Euroscience Open Forum
Learning In The 21st Century Video
In early spring 2014 the LEGO Foundation was asked by the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education to participate in a video around Learning in the 21st Century. The video will be presented at the Euroscience Open Forum, June 21–26, 2014. ESOF is Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science and science policy event with a focus on science, business, policy, career, media and outreach.
The video raises awareness around the fact that it is not what children learn, but how they learn, especially in the critical years of early childhood, that enables us to continue exploring, participating, inventing, creating and acquiring knowledge throughout the life span: http://vimeo.com/90467085
All videos from the gathering in Copenhagen, each presenting a scientific theme, can be watched here.
Current jobs openings at the LEGO Foundation:
Do you have experience with grant and/or contract management or similar? Would you like to shape and implement a comprehensive grant management process from scratch? Then join us as our new Grant Manager:
Join the LEGO Foundation as our outgoing and hands-on working ambassador in the cooperation with the schools within the Capital of Children programme – and especially the International School of Billund:
In line with our ambitions and strategy, the LEGO Foundation works worldwide with philanthropic projects and academic networks. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic professional to join the Research & Learning team, as a Research Officer.