Playful learning

There are many advantages to play in learning, both for children and adults. It is not simply an activity to help young children develop. It evokes creativity, imagination, and happiness. It also has life-long benefits. Playful learning has a focus on the process more than the outcome and allows for exploration of different issues from a variety of perspectives. There are many different ways to support playful learning. These include play-based approaches to teaching, designing digital games for learning, and developing playful values through participation in spaces that allow experimentation and positive failure. Play provides an important contrast to an increasing focus on memorisation, testing, and performance in education, all of which reduce opportunities for active exploration.

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