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.
The Best Moments
A Recap From The LEGO Idea Conference
The 2014 LEGO Idea Conference was an opportunity for play champions to gather in Billund, Denmark. For two days we discussed, strategised and built commitments around a shared agenda on how to change the way the world learns.
Meet Larry Rosenstock, Tony Wagner, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Jack Shonkoff in this video, which was filmed during the conference.
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 about Learning in the 21st Century. The video was 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.
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic professional to join the Research & Learning team, as a Research Officer.
The Research Officer in Early Childhood ensures that the LEGO Foundation has access to the most relevant and reliable academic knowledge on early child development, and makes it available for the LEGO Foundation research projects, programmes and communication.