You are here

Lego transforming teaching, learning

Published: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Stuart Swann, certified Lego educator, gives a demonstration to Lennis Walker, school supervisor for the St George East Education District. At left is Karisa Jagna, managing director, Education Building Solutions International Ltd, left, and Alison De La Bastide, head of education at Education Building Solutions International Ltd.

“Children learn best by constructing knowledge.” Hence using Lego in education will be an asset to any child’s development and is a way of transforming the system, said Kurt Fleming, principal of the Arima Government Primary School.

Fleming was among a group of teachers from the St George West Education district participating in a Lego in Education workshop hosted by Education Building Solutions International Ltd in El Socorro, recently.

The workshop was conducted by Stuart Swann, certificated Lego education teacher/trainer based in London, England.

Through Lego in Education, Swann said, teachers and educational specialists are being taught how to deliver playful learning experiences that bring subjects to life in the classroom and make learning fun and impactful. Swann said there was “a wide range of physical and digital educational resources that encourage students to think creatively, reason systematically, and release their potential to shape their own future.” 

Teachers were exposed to the Lego Star Starter and a product of Logo Education—an arm of the Danish toymaker—called MoreToMaths.

MoreToMaths had been under the development process for more than two years at Lego’s Billund headquarters in Denmark and in the US, before being adapted to teach mathematics as part of England’s national curriculum for five to seven year olds, known as key stage one.

Disclaimer

User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff.

Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.

Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments.

Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.

Before posting, please refer to the Community Standards, Terms and conditions and Privacy Policy

User profiles registered through fake social media accounts may be deleted without notice.