Posts Tagged ‘play’

The Case for Play

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The Case for Play – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“OK kids, you can stop your creative paper folding exercise now and the monitor will collect your products for evaluation. And now, let’s take a break from all that with a quick game of Drill’nKill!”

Many traditional children’s games have a high level of rote learning and/or rule-based behaviour.

Most scientists consider their nominal work to be a form of play.

It’s all in the attitude (which is hard to define and quantify), and I suspect that a lot of educational “research” is confounded by subtle infections of attitude which dominate whatever effect is purportedly being observed.