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A System for Learning

LEGO® Education has been creating solutions for classrooms for 30 years. The skills and techniques that the LEGO® System for Learning embodies meet many of the needs of 21st century learners. LEGO Education solutions enable students to be active, creative and collaborative solution seekers. In this way their instinct to learn is stimulated and they are motivated to apply their learning in new contexts, which means that they embark on a self-directed learning process. We call this being LEGO smart! 

Connect

Learners are presented with a challenge or task that is open-ended and that places them in the position of solution seekers. The teacher encourages students to ask questions and explore ideas around the task before they get started. Their curiosity is awakened and the task is within their reach. It builds on existing knowledge and areas of interest.

Construct

Every LEGO task involves a building activity. Active learning involves two types of construction: when students construct artefacts in the world, they simultaneously construct knowledge in their minds. To construct with others collaboratively extends this learning even further. Solutions we create together are generally better than those we are able to create as individuals.

Contemplate

Students are given the opportunity to consider what they have learned and to talk about and share insights they have gained during the construct phase. In the contemplate phase everyone is encouraged to ask facilitating questions about the process and learning so far.

Continue

Every LEGO task ends with a new task that builds on what has just been learned. This phase is designed to keep the learner in ‘a state of flow’. Flow state is an optimal state of intrinsic motivation, where a student is fully immersed in what he or she is doing.

 

 

 

 

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