Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Schools Ditch The Classroom To Put Play Back In Education | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Schools Ditch The Classroom To Put Play Back In Education | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation:

 "Perhaps play is not the opposite of work, but synonymous with it.

This theory is emerging from a growing body of scientific evidence, reviewed here by the University of Georgia, showing education is not the same as disinterested drudgery: For children and adults, "play is an important mediator for learning and socialization throughout life."

PlayMaker school in Santa Monica, California is one of the first to redesign every aspect of the classroom putting that research to the test. The playful experiment in education, opening its doors to 36 sixth graders in September, is dead serious about teaching science, math, and engineering to a generation of U.S. students that is falling far behind those of other nations (we now rank 25th among 34 countries in math and science according to a 2009 study)."


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