Thursday, March 31, 2016

Model Lesson 12: 631 Developing 21st Century Competencies In Students Through Hands-On Learning And Play

Model Lesson 12: 631 Developing 21st Century Competencies In Students Through Hands-On Learning And Play
LEMVIGH FOG LEGO Education, Billund @madslemvighfogfacilitator: Lawrence wee


Taken from: http://sched.co/6Lj9
Date: 31 March 2016
Time: 1600-1700
Venue: MR 309 Suntec City Convention Hall
Slides : http://schd.ws/hosted_files/ictlt2016/e9/Concurrent%20Session_WeDo%202.0%20hands-on%20Getting%20started.pdf

There is a growing recognition that people primarily think and learn through experience they have rather than abstract calculations and generalisations. We store our experiences in memory and use them to run simulations in our minds to prepare for problem solving in new situations. These simulations help us form hypotheses about how to proceed in the new situation based on past experiences.

So how can educators incorporate hands-on learning in schools today?

In LEGO Education, we believe that children must be supported to develop into systematic creative learners, active learners and collaborative learners. Learning in the twenty-first century is about providing children the opportunity to experiment with their surroundings as a form of problem solving. It is all about improvisation and discovery, constructing dynamic models of real world processes and interacting with meaningful tools that expand mental capacities. It is about being active, creative and collaborative.
This session will engage participants in hands-on activities and show examples of how LEGO Education’s approach to learning can be put into practice. We will build and experiment, discuss the professional content of the sharing materials and their relevance, and last but not least, participants can learn how to have a good time planning how to engage their learners!