"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.