πŸ“‘ What if Experimentation & Play Were a Daily Part of the Classroom?

Bookmarked What if Experimentation & Play Were a Daily Part of the Classroom? – Etale – Exploring Education Futures & Innovations with Bernard Bull

By adding more play and experimentation in our learning communities, we are embracing a sense of possibility, and possibility breeds hope and a deeper sense of meaning. As Paul Rogat Loeb wrote, β€œPossibility is the oxygen upon which hope thrives.”

Bernard Bull makes the case for more play. As he states:

Stuart Brown, a leading expert on the merits of play, argues that, β€œPlay is a basic human need as essential to our well-being as sleep, so when we’re low on play, our minds and bodies notice…” If this is true, then play is certainly not just for children, nor is it best reserved for a special treat. If humans really are designed to crave play, then it is best made a part of our daily lives, and the daily lives of learners around the world.

Central to play is the act of experimenting.

Experiments are, in one sense, tests that we conduct to explore some thesis, question, or examine a possibility. They often grow out of a willingness to ask and wonder. Some of the most powerful questions in human history led to both play and experimentation but went on to discovery and transformation.

This helps make more sense of what Richard Olsen was getting at with the Modern Learning Canvas and the innovation thesis.

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