The Power of Playful Learning


At LEGO Education we believe we require more progressive, creative approaches in the classroom – delivering inspirational lessons and approaching all curriculum subjects in enjoyable and engaging ways.

So should creativity become the pre-requisite to teaching our children in order to harness their potential? Will a more playful approach help prepare today’s pupils for tomorrow’s world, giving teachers the tools to embed creativity at the heart of a successful approach to learning?

Listen as Managing Director Dr. René Lydiksen and Senior Manager Matt Parkes take us through LEGO Education’s view on developing a new pedagogy in UK schools to produce the next generation of scientists and engineers able to take on some of the world’s greatest challenges. It’s a fascinating topic and one worthy of your time.




Dr. René Tristan Lydiksen is Managing Director of LEGO® Education, Europe. LEGO Education is a part of LEGO Group and has a 30-year global history of developing and providing educational analogue and digital solutions to educators.

His extraordinary achievements as a business leader have led to numerous key notes in influential places such as the Houses of Parliament, 11 Downing Street, BBC, Dassault Systems, Google and Frauenhofer, including several papers on leadership & strategic business development.

matt parkesMatt Parkes is Senior Manager of LEGO® Education, Europe. Matt has been active in the Education Sector for over 15 years and has been involved in the development and deployment of many educational resources and solutions from educational software through to learning platforms. Matt’s role at LEGO Education sees him work with teachers to ensure that children have a rich and exciting learning experience at school. Matt is also part of the LEGO Education Europe Management Team who are responsible for driving the LEGO Education strategy in Europe.

Jonathan Swift is the Managing Editor of Education Today magazine. Well-known in education circles, he is always ready to share his thoughts on the state of the UK education sector.

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