Sasbadi and LEGO Education

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It is without much surprise that Sasbadi jumped at the opportunity to establish LEGO Education
in Malaysia as we too share the same passion in education and our children's future. As the
world gets increasingly globalized and the competition stiffer, more and more emphasis will be
placed on our children to be more creative, more critical in their problem solving skills, and more digitally savvy, all of which are important 21st century skills.

And we believe that LEGO Education can help our children sharpen those 21st century skills.

Falling back on our 29 years of experience in Malaysia's education scene and having led our beloved country to 4 World Champion titles at the World Robot Olympiad in the past 5 years, we have seen how LEGO Education has benefited our children with our own eyes. We are seeing how education is transforming not only in Malaysia but across the globe. And we will see our children gain success in this new future. Let us prepare them with LEGO Education today.


Delivering learning experiences through a framework

LEGO Education teaching resources embody a 'Four C' framework through which students are free to experiment and explore in order to gain new knowledge. All LEGO tasks are designed to deliver a learning experience through this framework. The success of the Four C process is also dependent on the role of the facilitator in enabling students to achieve a state of Flow and to work collaboratively.

Connect

Learners are presented with a challenge or task that is open-ended and that places them in the position of solution-seekers. The active engagement of students always takes its starting point in questions asked by the learners themselves, thereby building on the students' own initiative and interests. In the Connect phase the facilitator encourages learners 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 (or learning by doing) involves two types of construction: when children construct artifacts in the world, they simultaneously construct knowledge in their minds. This new knowledge then enables them to build even more sophisticated artifacts, a process which yields yet more knowledge, and so on, in a self-reinforcing cycle. To construct with others collaboratively extends this learning even further. Solutions that we create together are generally better than those we are able to create as individuals, due to the opportunities made available by the process.

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. Facilitating questions are designed to help learners gain awareness of the process they are in and explore new ways to go about finding solutions to the task that has been set.

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'. The Flow state is an optimal state of intrinsic motivation, where a person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing.