Thursday, January 26, 2017

Building a (Plastic) Ivory Tower

The University of Cambridge in England is looking to hire a professor of "play, development and learning." The chair is endowed by a grant of £4 million from the LEGO Foundation.

The actual goal of the center -- called the Centre for Research in Play, Development and Learning (PEDAL) -- and the professorship funded by the grant is to study how play affects children's development and learning. Previous work in the area hasn't been coordinated, so it will be up to the PEDAL center to put all of the pieces together.

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