Global Education Innovation: Longworth Forest

Global Education Innovation: Longworth Forest

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Longworth Forest selected as part of Finnish “HundrED’s 100 Global EducationInnovations Project”Longworth Forest, a private education initiative for 5 – 7 year old children in Napier, New Zealand, has been announced by global education non-profit HundrED, as one of its...... Read more

Play and Teaching: Swimming Against the Tide

Play and Teaching: Swimming Against the Tide

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As an advocate and facilitator of play based learning I am in contact with teachers who are at varying stages on their play based learning journey. Making connections with like-minded practitioners is to say the least uplifting and inspiring. We are kindred spirits who share a common belief and...... Read more

Play: The Four Letter Word in Primary School

Play: The Four Letter Word in Primary School

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As a researcher, facilitator and advocate of teaching and learning through play in the primary school sector, I am continually asked “it all sounds great, and we know the benefits – but what do we call it….because it can’t just be called play”.Decades of research...... Read more

Dramatic Play and Urges

Dramatic Play and Urges

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When children are engaged in dramatic, creative play of their own choosing, they are operating at a high level of cognitive and social development. Dramatic play allows space for the development of executive functioning skills, identified now as key skills for the modern adult world.Almost three...... Read more