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

Teaching through Play Overview

Teaching through Play Overview

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Teaching through Play in Primary School Download a print-friendly pdf version of this article here Teaching through play refers to the way in which teachers use play as a pedagogical tool within their school setting, more commonly known as ‘play-based learning’.Teachers using a...... Read more

New Zealand Research: Sarah Aiono, Massey University

New Zealand Research: Sarah Aiono, Massey University

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Longworth Education’s CEO, Sarah Aiono, recently completed her Doctor of Education (EdD) studies with Massey University, and is set to graduate in May 2021. This is exciting news for play pedagogy in New Zealand, as Sarah’s study contributes to a very small, but growing area of research in the...... Read more