LEGO And Ashoka Want To Help You Change The World Through Playful Learning

July 2nd, 2014  |  Source: Forbes

The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers want “to transform the way the world learns.”

The “Re-Imagine Learning” challenge includes networking opportunities, support and feedback for all applicants, and “10 star Players will be named Champions of learning through play and will receive cash prizes totaling $200,000.” This Changemakers Competition is a unique online, open-source-style competition intended “to attract early-stage innovations to transform learning.” It is part of a three year, $5.1 million partnership between the LEGO Foundation and Ashoka “to identify, support and accelerate leading social entrepreneurs and their innovative work in learning and play.”

The Re-Imagine learning challenge is unique. Unlike traditional entrepreneurial challenges, which seek out just a few winners, implicitly rewarding short term objectives and prioritizing growth over impact, the Changemaker model is more emergent and participatory. “Everyone is a winner,” they explained, “As you share your ideas to help us map the landscape of innovation in education, we’ll give you personalized feedback and support to help bring your vision for change – what you’re most passionate about – to life. We’ll also welcome you into a global network of like-minded parents, educators, administrators, and social entrepreneurs—both online and on the ground—who are challenging the conventions of learning because changemaking can’t wait for future generations.”

To find out what you need to know in order to apply…no…to play along, visit the website:

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