Episode 25

Learning through play in the Metaverse and the Natural World (ft. Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Ph.D.)

In this episode, I speak with Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Chair of Learning through Play, Vice-President at The LEGO Foundation. Bo Stjerne advises executive leadership on how children and adults learn through play. He is a spokesperson representing the LEGO Foundation and the LEGO Brand Group internationally and advises leadership teams across the LEGO entities, in order to attain the overall LEGO Brand Vision of Learning through Play. Bo Stjerne has published widely on Creativity, Play and Learning and, he has been a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab, and an advisor to various international research organizations, including the University of Cambridge PEDAL Research Centre, the Torrance Centre for Creativity, Design for Play in Denmark and the Lifelong Learning Lab at Tsinghua University. We discuss:

  • How learning and play operate dynamically through embodied and social experiences;
  • How the Metaverse will continue to blend virtual and physical worlds of play;
  • How connections toward deeper learning often begin in the natural world.

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The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space.