There’s been lots happening at LEGO® Education UK since the summer break. If you’ve been too busy to check out our BrickByBrick blog, here’s just a selection of the topics we’ve been sharing.
Playful learning is the key to the future: Last month we revealed the findings of the pilot study we commissioned. The study surveyed teachers on the role of creativity and playful learning in the context of teaching the curriculum as well as acquiring 21st century skills. It found that teachers across the UK agree that the current curriculum does not do enough to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s workplace. Discover more about the findings by clicking here.
Failure is an option: In his keynote speech at the LEGO Engineering Conference at Warwick University, Chris Rogers, Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University, said that failure was important. “We’re looking for problems that don’t have a right answer, where you will fail again and again before you get the right answer. And we’re asking teachers to get their kids to fail. It’s those failure steps that are so dynamic for learning.” For more from the conference, click here.
Finding the engineers of tomorrow: Secondary schools around the country are being invited to apply for free LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 resources in a bid to find the next generation of engineeers. Find out more by clicking here.
Robotics champs become team mentors: Members of the FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE 2012/2013 world championship-winning team are now helping other teenagers take part in the competition. Read about the hectic preparations for the regional robotics heats here.
In our archive you’ll also find the LEGO Bricks in Space lesson plans with videos filmed on the International Space Station, Dr E’s WeDo Challenges for the new term, Science lesson plans using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT, Early Years activity ideas, Classroom projects from the Science Buddies team and inspiration for using BuildToExpress, along with lots more!