New Learning Tools

LEGO Foundation and Tsinghua University, China, have signed an agreement to found Laboratory for Lifelong Learning in Beijing to support creativity and play in the Chinese educational system from pre-school to university.

The Luxonomist. 29/01/2016

As part of a long-term strategic partnership, the LEGO Foundation and Tsinghua University are establishing Laboratory for Lifelong Learning Tsinghua University (TULLL) to experiment with new learning tools and increase the knowledge about children’s and students’ creativity, play and learning in China.

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Tsinghua University (Photo: Wu Jian, Chen Songning and Zhang Ke)

The key interest of TULLL is to support creativity and learning across the Chinese educational system from pre-school to university by establishing a learning environment across ages and disciplines that stimulates competences like creativity, collaboration, innovation and problem solving. Tsinghua University and LEGO Foundation share the view that it will take a long-term effort to achieve this aim.

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LEGO Foundation. Click for more information

TULLL will promote new technologies and playful activities to stimulate creative engagement among children and students. It will also study how play influences children’s and students’ creativity and learning. In addition, the TULLL will convene decision-makers, change-makers, educators and innovators across the educational system in China to support the implementation of its learnings.

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LEGO Foundation. Click for more information

«This partnership allows us to bring together Tsinghua University’s expertise in technology, learning and leadership with our knowledge and international research network around learning through play. In a world that is changing as fast as ours, we need to find new ways of equipping our children with the skills necessary to carry them towards better employment, health, and wealth. Children need to become life-long learners. We agree with Tsinghua University that play and creativity are among the key building blocks for this,» says Hanne Rasmussen, CEO LEGO Foundation.

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Hanne Rasmussen, CEO, LEGO Foundation and Prof. Yang Bin, Vice President, Tsinghua University.

«The ability to be a life-long learner is very important for both children and students and we are very happy to collaborate with LEGO Foundation to build up this Lab at Tsinghua University,» says Professor Bin Yang, Vice President of Tsinghua University.

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