Cambridge University is set to open a new research center that will use LEGO to study the role of play in education, learning and development. Thus far, research has proven that play is crucial to our personal development. This new collaboration between Cambridge University and LEGO aims to take this research to the next level by using the popular toy as a tool of study.
The new program will be called the 'Research Centre on Play in Education' and it will boast a qualified LEGO professor. The role of the LEGO professor is to make communities stronger by ensuring that the value of play is well understood and embraced. The new research center hopes to achieve its goal by using the toy as a tool for testing and examining the multifaceted role of play in our lives.