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RTI International Joins LEGO Foundation Global Partnership to Support Primary School Teachers’ Use of Learning Through Play Across Five Countries

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Today, the LEGO Foundation announced partnerships with the Aga Khan Foundation, BRAC, Right To Play, UNICEF, VVOB - education for development, and RTI International. Each organisation will integrate Learning through Play pedagogies into the official in-service teacher professional development systems for primary school teachers in Kenya, Bangladesh, Ghana, Rwanda and Vietnam, and conduct cross-country research, respectively. Collectively this will benefit an estimated five million children aged 6-12 years, 190,000 teachers, and three million parents and community stakeholders.

The five partners will work with Ministry of Education teacher professional development systems to promote the use of Learning through Play pedagogies, many of which have already been introduced by the implementing partners in their prior work to support teachers across the five countries. These play-based pedagogies are well-aligned with ongoing curriculum reforms in the partner countries to enhance teaching and learning in primary school. 

RTI will partner with the LEGO Foundation to study the outcomes of scaling Learning through Play in teacher professional development across the five countries. Findings from the research spanning five years will be broadly shared with the global education community to help inform ways forward for improving teaching and learning in primary school settings.

Read the full press release on the LEGO Foundation website.