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The Invention of Six Bricks

Six Bricks is one of the LEGO Foundation’s most popular tools to introduce learning through play. Based on 6 simple LEGO® DUPLO® bricks; it can be used for hundreds of different exercises all practicing a breadth of skills including creative thinking and collaboration. Worldwide, the popularity of Six Bricks...

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aeioTU at the Park

WRITTEN BY: LAURA GUZMÁN, PEDAGOGICAL PROFESSIONAL AT AEIOTU – FUNDACIÓN CARULLA, COLOMBIA A growing body of evidence now supports the assertion that play is fundamental for children’s positive development, and an essential way to foster the skills required to thrive in today’s world. ‘aeioTU at the Park’ is an experience...

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Why playtime is key to raising successful children

WRITTEN BY: JOHN GOODWIN One approach to redesigning education systems and equipping children with the right skills is often overlooked. We need to provide opportunities for children to learn in the way most natural and engaging to them: through play. Check out the World Economic Forum OpEd by our CEO John Goodwin...

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To empower our pupils for the future, we must prioritise learning through play over standardised testing

WRITTEN BY: JOHN GOODWIN Endless testing compromises pupils’ love of learning, whereas play enables pupils of all ages to achieve meaningful and deeper learning that prepares them for life beyond the classroom. The world is facing a global learning crisis. Out of the 650 million children at primary school age globally,...

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Our schools need to take a mighty leap into the future: let’s dump outmoded practices and mindsets

We believe the foundations of lifelong learning are creativity, collaboration, communication and critical reflection. We call these the 4Cs. They help students move beyond just remembering ‘facts’ to help them make connections between ideas and create new ones. Capacities like collaboration and communication are not ‘caught’ or picked up...

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Township Robotics

Township Robotics in an annual event in South Africa that teaches children to apply technology, science and math concepts while engaging them in a challenging exploratory process of creativity, problem solving, patience and persistence that foster a breadth of skills. In South Africa, the local slang for a traffic...

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