The establishment of the Lab for Lifelong Learning Tsinghua University (TULLL) is the result of a long-term strategic partnership between Tsinghua University and the LEGO Foundation. It was launched in April 2016 and was affiliated to the Future Laboratory, Tsinghua University since 2019. TULLL focuses on interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research on creative learning. The key interest of the Lab is to support creative learning across the Chinese educational system from early childhood to university. The Lab explores innovative methods of establishing interdisciplinary learning environments across different age groups to cultivate students’ holistic development, with particular emphasis on the skill sets of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving. TULLL has three main purposes:
To promote new technologies and playful activities to stimulate creative engagement among children and students.
To study how play influences children’s and students’ creativity and learning.
To convene decision-makers, change-makers, educators, and innovators across the educational system in China.