The Role of the Teacher in a Play-Based Classroom

The Role of the Teacher in a Play-Based Classroom

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The Role of the Teacher in a Play-Based Classroom Download a print-friendly version of this article here. Descriptions of the ways in which adults interact with students as they play reflect the diverse viewpoints of the adult’s role in children’s learning and the relationship between these...... Read more

Playing and Learning Outside the Classroom

Playing and Learning Outside the Classroom

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Playing and Learning Outside the Classroom Download a print-friendly pdf version of this article here. “More than anything, outdoor play makes children happy, and happy children thrive” (Prisk & Cusworth, 2018, p.12) Teaching and learning through play can occur both inside and outside the...... Read more

Loose Parts in the Primary Classroom

Loose Parts in the Primary Classroom

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Loose Parts in the Primary Classroom Download a print-friendly pdf version of this article here. The term ‘loose parts’ refers to the resources used to support learning and teaching through play. Identified as ‘variables’ by Simon Nicholson (1978), loose parts are any items children can use in...... Read more

In Defense of Parents

In Defense of Parents

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One of the biggest perceived barriers schools face when choosing to implement a learning through play approach is a fear of the response from their parent community. Many schools worry that their parents will believe that the school, in adopting play as the medium for which teaching and learning...... Read more