Selena Cochran – ARI Innovations Mini Grant

Selena Cochran – ARI Innovations Mini Grant

Biography

The four Cs are used in LEGO Education design. The LEGO learners are given an open-ended task that allows them to find their own solution to the challenges placed before them. The active engagement of students in problem-solving encourages them to connect to their own interests and motivations. Students are encouraged to ask questions and explore ideas to connect their newly acquired learning to their existing knowledge and areas of interest. The core of every LEGO task involves building. By actively learning through tactile experience, students construct knowledge in their minds. Students also construct knowledge with others in group settings, where collaboration extends their learning even further. Students are given the opportunity to consider what they have learned through the construction activities. Through
contemplation, students ask reflective questions about both the content and process of their learning.Thesequestionsare designed to help learners gain awareness of the process in which they are engaged, and to encourage exploring new ways to go about finding solutions to the challenges set before them. Every LEGO task ends with a new task that builds on what has just been learned. Thus, students are encouraged to continue their exploration and extend the experience beyond the classroom.