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Hungarian government expands cooperation with Lego

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As an expansion to their cooperation, the Hungarian government and Danish toy manufacturer Lego signed a cooperation agreement on education in Budapest Tuesday, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

The agreement was signed by Levente Magyar, state secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Brian Baptista, executive director of Lego Education, a member of Lego Group, MTI reported.

Under the agreement, educational institutions apply Lego’s methodology for teaching mathematics with teacher training programs focusing on learning and teaching through play. The methodologies have been tried in more than 50 institutions since January 2015.

Baptista stressed Lego’s commitment to train the generations of the future. He said that Lego’s methodology encourages better acquisition of knowledge, and improves problem-solving skills and creativity.

Legoʼs educational program helps in motivating children and supports professional knowledge by improving basic skills, said Judit Czunyi-Bertalan, government commissioner in charge of digital content development. She added that it might also help young people to enter the labor market with more active, creative and competitive knowledge.

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