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1 Play Why is it so important?

2 Vehicle of Learning Play is an integral condition for learning (Fromberg) Academic- 3 Rs approach Intellectual emphasis

3 Teachers Mindset Play is the focus of the day –Select –Sequence –Cluster Activities –Support Capacity to make Connections

4 Play Varies Context The Social Interaction Objects Development Play is Meaningful Behavior in both Representation and Interaction

5 Definition Play is voluntary Play is engaging Play is meaningful Play is symbolic Play is rule governed Play is pleasurable Play is episodic

6 What is Worthwhile to Learn? ?????????????

7 Children Develop as an Integrated Whole Play Fosters the Integration of: Emotional Social Cognitive Physical and Creative Growth

8 Piaget Three Types of Knowledge Physical Knowledge Logical Mathematical Social Knowledge

9 Whats Important for the Future? Astrophysicist Michio Kakus (1997) The world needs people who can do three things… 1.Envision more than one answer to a question 2.Take imaginary leaps and act on them 3.Adapt to rapid change

10 Concerns about Didactic Teaching Research and writing urges educators to consider more carefully the need to foster imaginative and flexible minds. (Elkind, Schweinhart, Weikart, Larner, and Singer)


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