#96 – What About Play-Based Learning?
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Welcome to this episode of The Edtech Podcast, where we are in takeover mode with Lego Education.
What’s in this episode?
In a paper by N V Scarfe in 1962 entitled “Play is Education” Einstein is quoted as saying “The Desire to arrive finally at logically connected concepts is the emotional basis of a vague play with basic ideas. This combinatory or associative play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.” In this episode we explore what play-based learning means to one of the world’s biggest brands in play, an award-winning primary school pedagogical leader and a human-centred design thinker. How can we balance play with structured learning and how can we instil that essential love of learning through play, something so inherent to us humans…? This week we are in takeover mode with Lego Education.
People Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast Tom Hall, GM, Education, Lego Anna Kyrk, Head of Curriculum Development (Primary), School 21 Jamie Brooker, Founder Kahoot!, Co-Founder, We are Human Show Notes and References
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You can find out more from LEGO® Education at www.education.lego.com
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