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.
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.
Cultures of Creativity
How To Nurture Creativity
From the Cultures of Creativity report: Children possess creativity and imagination from early childhood. But in order to nurture creative thinking into adulthood, we need a system which encourages creativity on four main dimensions: Having, doing, being, knowing.
Download the full report.
Watch the new 4-minute video.
The Power of play
How to face future challenges
"Play in all its rich variety is one of the highest achievements of the human species, alongside language, culture and technology. Indeed, without play, none of these other achievements would be possible."
Dr. David Whitebread on the importance of play.
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.