Playful Learning

Playful Learning
Author: Nicola Whitton,Alex Moseley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2019-04-05
ISBN: 1351021850
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playful Learning Book Excerpt:

Offering an innovative and dynamic approach to adult learning, Playful Learning explores the potential of play in adulthood with the goal of helping educators, corporate trainers and event designers incorporate play-based activities for adults into both educational and work settings. Through a comprehensive overview of the value of play in adulthood, this book responds to the growing popularity of playful events for adults in academic and business settings designed to promote higher levels of engagement. Drawing on the authors’ own decades of experience at the forefront of the field, this helpful reference incorporates strategies and techniques for bringing play into any learning design. Examples and case studies of successful playful design at conferences, training events, and in higher education illustrate what effective playful event design looks like in practice. With a multi-sector appeal that spans business, education and entertainment while bringing together practice and theory in an accessible manner, Playful Learning is a must-have resource for researchers, practitioners, managers and administrators alike.

The Gift of Playful Learning Ebook

The Gift of Playful Learning Ebook
Author: Kenisha Bynoe,Angelique Thompson
Publsiher: Default- TCM
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2023-02-07
ISBN: 1087649080
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Playful Learning Ebook Book Excerpt:

Explore the power of play in early childhood classrooms! This teacher resource provides practical strategies that create playful learning opportunities for diverse students. From authors Kenisha Bynoe and Angelique Thompson, this book serves as a comprehensive guide to using play-based learning experiences to introduce curriculum content. With these useful strategies and tips, educators can create learning environments that support the diverse needs of learners and speak to multiple identities and lived experiences. Engage children in purposeful learning that is designed to provoke thought, curiosity, and wonder with the help of this book!

The Power of Playful Learning

The Power of Playful Learning
Author: Joyce Hemphill
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1625219539
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Playful Learning Book Excerpt:

Go green in your classroom! This collection of playful activities will support and complement your classroom curriculum, and the games and activities can be made almost entirely from common household recyclables. Each activity includes simple instructions for creating the game or toy and a list of educational and developmental benefits. Activities are organized into five chapters based on skills being applied, and skills in number sense, objects in motion, and speaking and language are developed along the way: Estimating, measurement, and graphing; Planning and development; Putting things together; Sequencing, making connections, and spatial relationships; and Developing a greater understanding of objects in motion

A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool

A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool
Author: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek,Roberta Michnick Golinkoff,Laura E. Berk,Dorothy Singer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0195382714
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool Book Excerpt:

What happened to playful learning in preschool? -- The evidence for playful learning in preschool -- Epilogue.

Games Simulations and Playful Learning in Business Education

Games  Simulations and Playful Learning in Business Education
Author: Elliott, Caroline,Guest, Jon,Vettraino, Elinor
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-08-27
ISBN: 1800372701
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Games Simulations and Playful Learning in Business Education Book Excerpt:

Games, Simulations and Playful Learning in Business Education takes a fresh, insightful look at original and innovative ways of incorporating games, simulations and play to enhance the quality of higher education learning and assessment across business and law disciplines. Chapters cover wide-ranging business areas such as marketing, accounting and strategy and include practical advice, tips and thoughts on how to strengthen existing learning techniques to include a fun element.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Play from Birth and Beyond

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Play from Birth and Beyond
Author: Sandra Lynch,Deborah Pike,Cynthia à Beckett
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2017-01-27
ISBN: 9811026432
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Play from Birth and Beyond Book Excerpt:

While firmly acknowledging the importance of play in early childhood, this book interrogates the assumption that play is a birthright. It pushes beyond traditional understandings of play to ask questions such as: what is the relationship between play and the arts – theatre, music and philosophy – and between play and wellbeing? How is play relevant to educational practice in the rapidly changing circumstances of today’s world? What do Australian Aboriginal conceptions of play have to offer understandings of play? The book examines how ideas of play evolve as children increasingly interact with popular culture and technology, and how developing notions of play have changed our work spaces, teaching practices, curricula, and learning environments, as well as our understanding of relationships between children and adults. This multidisciplinary volume on the subject of play combines the work of some of the world’s leading researchers in the field of early childhood education with contributions from distinguished and emerging scholars in areas as diverse as education, theatre studies, architecture, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, theology and the creative arts. Reconsidering the common focus on play in early education, to investigate its broader impact, this collection offers a refreshing and valuable addition to studies on play, reconceptualizing it for the 21st century.

Visible Learning in Early Childhood

Visible Learning in Early Childhood
Author: Kateri Thunder,John Almarode,John Hattie
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 1071825704
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visible Learning in Early Childhood Book Excerpt:

Make learning visible in the early years Early childhood is a uniquely sensitive time, when young learners are rapidly developing across multiple domains, including language and literacy, mathematics, and motor skills. Knowing which teaching strategies work best and when can have a significant impact on a child’s development and future success. Visible Learning in Early Childhood investigates the critical years between ages 3 and 6 and, backed by evidence from the Visible Learning® research, explores seven core strategies for learning success: working together as evaluators, setting high expectations, measuring learning with explicit success criteria, establishing developmentally appropriate levels of learning, viewing mistakes as opportunities, continually seeking feedback, and balancing surface, deep, and transfer learning. The authors unpack the symbiotic relationship between these seven tenets through Authentic examples of diverse learners and settings Voices of master teachers from the US, UK, and Australia Multiple assessment and differentiation strategies Multidisciplinary approaches depicting mathematics, literacy, art and music, social-emotional learning, and more Using the Visible Learning research, teachers partner with children to encourage high expectations, developmentally appropriate practices, the right level of challenge, and a focus on explicit success criteria. Get started today and watch your young learners thrive!

ECEL 2021 20th European Conference on e Learning

ECEL 2021 20th European Conference on e Learning
Author: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Busch,Prof. Dr. Tilo Wendler ,Martin Steinicke i
Publsiher: Academic Conferences International limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 1914587197
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECEL 2021 20th European Conference on e Learning Book Excerpt:

Play and Learning in Adulthood

Play and Learning in Adulthood
Author: Nicola Whitton
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-12-12
ISBN: 3031139755
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play and Learning in Adulthood Book Excerpt:

This book provides a theoretical and philosophical examination of games, play and playfulness and their relationships to learning and wellbeing in adulthood. It draws on an interdisciplinary literature base (including game-based learning, game studies, education, psychology, and game design) to present a critical manifesto for playful learning in post-compulsory education and lifelong learning. While there is an established body of work in games and learning in adulthood, and a wide literature on the value of play in childhood, the wider potential of play in adulthood and playfulness is under-explored and still emergent. This book offers a comprehensive overview of play in adulthood, exploring the benefits and drawbacks, examining why play in adulthood is different from play in childhood, the role of play in culture, and making an argument for why it is important in our society that we embrace the principles of playfulness.

Physical Education Initiatives for Early Childhood Learners

Physical Education Initiatives for Early Childhood Learners
Author: Gil-Madrona, Pedro
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2021-04-02
ISBN: 1799875873
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Education Initiatives for Early Childhood Learners Book Excerpt:

In early childhood education, children find in their own body and movement the main way to get in touch with the reality that surrounds them and, therefore, acquire knowledge about the environment in which they grow and develop. Undoubtedly, the progressive discovery of the body itself as a source of feelings and sensations, as well as exploring the different possibilities of action and bodily functions, constitutes necessary experiences on which children's thinking is built. Furthermore, the affective relationships established in psychomotor education situations, and particularly through play, are essential for the emotional development of children. Physical Education Initiatives for Early Childhood Learners offers globalized educational practices, didactic approaches, and proposals for intervention around motor development in the children ages 0-6 years. The book specifically explores laterality, coordination, relaxation, rhythm, etc. and how these are achieved through games, music, and motor stories. This book is ideal for early childhood educators, physical education teachers, administrators, daycares, preschools, early childhood learning centers, researchers, academicians, and students interested in physical education’s role in early child development.

Play and Learning in the Early Years

Play and Learning in the Early Years
Author: Pat Broadhead,Justine Howard,Elizabeth Wood
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2010-03-25
ISBN: 184920005X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play and Learning in the Early Years Book Excerpt:

By helping the reader to develop their understanding of the complex relationships between play and learning, Play and Learning in the Early Years examines current theoretical perspectives on play, alongside examples of recent and innovative play research from a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. With contributions from leading play scholars, it brings together theory, research, policy and practice in relation to play and learning in early years settings. The emphasis is on the relationship between play and learning, and play and pedagogy, and the need to understand these dimensions more substantially in order to teach with confidence. Included are chapters on: the influence of play on thinking, problem-solving and creativity cooperative play and learning play, risk and outdoor learning learning to play in cultural context

Learning and Collaboration Technologies Ubiquitous and Virtual Environments for Learning and Collaboration

Learning and Collaboration Technologies  Ubiquitous and Virtual Environments for Learning and Collaboration
Author: Panayiotis Zaphiris,Andri Ioannou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2019-07-10
ISBN: 3030218171
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning and Collaboration Technologies Ubiquitous and Virtual Environments for Learning and Collaboration Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set LNCS 11590 and 11591 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2019, in Orlando, FL, USA in July 2019. The 1274 full papers 209 posters presented at the HCII 2019 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 5029 submissions. The papers cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of applications areas. The papers in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: mobile and ubiquitous learning; virtual reality and augmented reality systems for learning; and collaborative technology.

Making Schools Work

Making Schools Work
Author: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek,Roberta Michnick Golinkoff,Kimberly Nesbitt,Carol Lautenbach,Elias Blinkoff,Ginger Fifer
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2022
ISBN: 080778124X
Category: Child development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Schools Work Book Excerpt:

If we teach in the way that human brains learn, both students and their teachers will thrive! This book aligns evidence from the learning sciences on how and what students need to learn with classroom practice (pre-K–12). It demonstrates, with hands-on examples, how a change in educational mindset (rather than in curriculum) can improve student outcomes on both standardized tests and a breadth of 21st-century skills skills. Written collectively by classroom teachers, administrators, parents, and learning scientists, this book shows readers how to co-construct and reimagine an optimal educational system. Making Schools Work offers three case studies of schools, including a statewide system, that are all realizing a 6 Cs approach to learning focused on collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence. The text documents the ever-evolving implementation process, as well as outcomes and the ongoing work of stakeholders. Readers can use this resource to create an education for all children that is culturally responsive, inclusive, effective, and fun. Book Features: Helps educators teach in the way that human minds learn.Jointly written in accessible language by teachers, administrators, parents, and learning scientists.Offers hands-on ways to reimagine classrooms without investing in new curricula.Puts teachers in the driver’s seat, reminding them of why they teach.Provides culturally responsive, inclusive, effective, and fun strategies.Offers children the possibility of learning the skills they will need for 21st-century skills success. “Most of us agree that it is critical at this moment in time to reimagine what school could be. This reimagination must be informed by the best available science and built on current educational wisdom found in our schools. This book does just that and makes clear that more playful learning across the K–12 school system would be the most natural way to help all students learn the 21st-century knowledge and skills they need in life.” —From the Foreword by Pasi Sahlberg, author of Finnish Lessons 3.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? and professor of education, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia

The Early Childhood Education Playbook

The Early Childhood Education Playbook
Author: Kateri Thunder,John Almarode,Alisha Demchak,Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2022-10-25
ISBN: 1071886541
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Early Childhood Education Playbook Book Excerpt:

Your playbook for truly impactful early childhood education Early childhood is a uniquely sensitive time when young learners are rapidly developing across multiple domains. Knowing which teaching strategies work best and when can have a significant impact on a child’s development and future success, both in school and beyond. The Early Childhood Education Playbook examines how the Visible Learning® research can guide our decisions as we plan, teach, document, and partner with families and colleagues so that we can have the greatest possible impact on learning and development of children from birth to age 8. Each of the modules unpacks unique characteristics of early childhood environments as well as coherent practices that form a strong foundation for learning over time. Filled with tools and methods to support a team as they work toward a common goal, this playbook covers: Teacher efficacy, credibility, and clarity Partnerships with families The importance of language Formative assessment and feedback How to ensure equity and inclusion Using these strategies, teachers will discover how they can collaborate with young learners to encourage high expectations, implement developmentally appropriate practices at the right level of challenge, and focus on explicit success criteria. Get started with this playbook and watch your young learners thrive!

Interactivity Game Creation Design Learning and Innovation

Interactivity  Game Creation  Design  Learning  and Innovation
Author: Anthony L. Brooks,Eva Brooks,Cristina Sylla
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN: 3030061345
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interactivity Game Creation Design Learning and Innovation Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of two conferences: The 7th EAI International Conference on ArtsIT, Interactivity and Game Creation (ArtsIT 2018), and the 3rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning, and Innovation (DLI 2018). Both conferences were hosed in Braga, Portugal, and took place October 24-26, 2018. The 51 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from 106 submissions. ArtsIT , Interactivity and Game Creation is meant to be a place where people in arts, with a keen interest in modern IT technologies, meet with people in IT, having strong ties to art in their works. The event also reflects the advances seen in the open related topics Interactivity (Interaction Design, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Robotics) and Game Creation (Gamification, Leisure Gaming, GamePlay). ArtsIT has been successfully co-located with DLI as the design, learning and innovation frame the world of IT, opening doors into an increasingly playful worlds. So the DLI conference is driven by the belief that tools, techniques and environments can spark and nature a passion for learning, transformation domains such as education, rehabilitation/therapy, work places and cultural institutions.

Humor and Laughter Playfulness and Cheerfulness Upsides and Downsides to a Life of Lightness

Humor and Laughter  Playfulness and Cheerfulness  Upsides and Downsides to a Life of Lightness
Author: Willibald Ruch,Tracey Platt,René T. Proyer,Hsueh-Chih Chen
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2019-08-12
ISBN: 2889459268
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humor and Laughter Playfulness and Cheerfulness Upsides and Downsides to a Life of Lightness Book Excerpt:

The emergence of Positive Psychology has highlighted the importance of studying the good life and how to attain it. Positive life outcomes, such as well-being, thriving, flourishing, and happiness were discussed and investigated. Among them, different orientations to happiness were identified, such as a life of pleasure, life of meaning, and life of engagement. Other outcomes, such as subjective and objective fulfillment in life or societal recognition have been less studied. Among the characteristics that facilitate positive outcomes, the VIA-classification of strength and virtues distinguishes 24 strengths with humor/playfulness being one of them. Only a small segment of humor entered the definition of humor as character strengths, namely the parts that contain some “goodness”. Humor as a character strength facilitates a lot of positive outcomes, such as positive emotions and positive relationships, and there is a “lightness” accompanying humor/playfulness. The field is broader though and transcends the definition of humor as used in positive psychology, in at least two ways. First, there is actually a family of overlapping but still distinct concepts with different research traditions. We include next to humor (and types of humor), also laughter, playfulness, and cheerfulness. We think that more research is needed on how they do overlap and what makes them distinct. Second, while positive psychology is interested in the goodness of we do want to stress that there is the need to study the non-virtuous parts as well. That is, laughter may not only be expressing amusement but scorn directed at people, humor may be benevolent but there is also sarcasm, and playfulness may elicit positive emotions but also risk-prone and immature types of behavior. Therefore, the aim of this Research Topic was to collect current perspectives on humor, playfulness, laughter, and cheerfulness in both adults and children, to study their full diversity but also interrelations and overlapping features, to introduce new instruments or ways for their assessment in future studies, and to study their causes and consequences in a variety of life domains. We encouraged studies on differences due to gender or nationality, the embodiment in different groups (e.g., class clowns, psychiatric patients), or whether or not they can be trained. We also welcomed contributions from adjacent disciplines (e.g., education, leisure studies, or therapy/counseling) and different regions of the earth. The outcome is a set of 33 manuscripts from altogether 101 authors. Not all areas are covered and not all aims were met; while we made progress there is much left to do. In this sense, the merging of these topics may be the first milestone but like every milestone, it only marks the beginning of a long journey.

Finnish Innovations and Technologies in Schools

Finnish Innovations and Technologies in Schools
Author: Hannele Niemi,Jari Multisilta,Lasse Lipponen,Marianna Vivitsou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-11-27
ISBN: 9462097496
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finnish Innovations and Technologies in Schools Book Excerpt:

This book combines several perspectives on the steps the Finnish educational system has taken to provide students with the skills and competences needed for living in today’s society and in the future. The ecosystem is used as a metaphor for the educational system. The Finnish system aims to achieve sustainable education by ensuring that the system is simultaneously interconnected and open to transformations. The book describes how a flexible curriculum system is succeeding without the pressures of high-stake testing. It also illustrates how the ongoing curriculum reform of the basic education is working. The book brings together knowledge gained in schools through the cooperation of researchers, teachers, school principals, the public sector, and private companies. The book presents case studies of technology integration aimed at crossing boundaries in formal and informal learning settings, locally and globally. The contributors address 21st-century needs and requirements through learner-driven knowledge creation, collaboration, networking, and digital literacies. It opens new scenarios of how to apply digital storytelling and games connecting fun, motivation, and learning. The strong message is that, through collaboration and networking, we can create an educational ecosystem that supports different learners.

Handbook of Game Based Learning

Handbook of Game Based Learning
Author: Jan L. Plass,Richard E. Mayer,Bruce D. Homer
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN: 0262356546
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Game Based Learning Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive introduction to the latest research and theory on learning and instruction with computer games. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the latest research on learning and instruction with computer games. Unlike other books on the topic, which emphasize game development or best practices, Handbook of Game-Based Learning is based on empirical findings and grounded in psychological and learning sciences theory. The contributors, all leading researchers in the field, offer a range of perspectives, including cognitive, motivational, affective, and sociocultural. They explore research on whether (and how) computer games can help students learn educational content and academic skills; which game features (including feedback, incentives, adaptivity, narrative theme, and game mechanics) can improve the instructional effectiveness of these games; and applications, including games for learning in STEM disciplines, for training cognitive skills, for workforce learning, and for assessment. The Handbook offers an indispensable reference both for readers with practical interests in designing or selecting effective game-based learning environments and for scholars who conduct or evaluate research in the field. It can also be used in courses related to play, cognition, motivation, affect, instruction, and technology. Contributors Roger Azevedo, Ryan S. Baker, Daphne Bavelier, Amanda E. Bradbury, Ruth C. Clark, Michele D. Dickey, Hamadi Henderson, Bruce D. Homer, Fengfeng Ke, Younsu Kim, Charles E. Kinzer, Eric Klopfer, James C. Lester, Kristina Loderer, Richard E. Mayer, Bradford W. Mott, Nicholas V. Mudrick, Brian Nelson, Frank Nguyen, V. Elizabeth Owen, Shashank Pawar, Reinhard Pekrun, Jan L. Plass, Charles Raffale, Jonathon Reinhardt, C. Scott Rigby, Jonathan P. Rowe, Richard M. Ryan, Ruth N. Schwartz, Quinnipiac Valerie J. Shute, Randall D. Spain, Constance Steinkuehler, Frankie Tam, Michelle Taub, Meredith Thompson, Steven L. Thorne, A. M. Tsaasan

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out of School Learning

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out of School Learning
Author: Kylie Peppler
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 2280
Release: 2017-01-15
ISBN: 148338523X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out of School Learning Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning documents what the best research has revealed about out-of-school learning: what facilitates or hampers it; where it takes place most effectively; how we can encourage it to develop talents and strengthen communities; and why it matters. Key features include: Approximately 260 articles organized A-to-Z in 2 volumes available in a choice of electronic or print formats. Signed articles, specially commissioned for this work and authored by key figures in the field, conclude with Cross References and Further Readings to guide students to the next step in a research journey. Reader’s Guide groups related articles within broad, thematic areas to make it easy for readers to spot additional relevant articles at a glance. Detailed Index, the Reader’s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse in the electronic version. Resource Guide points to classic books, journals, and web sites, including those of key associations.

The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education

The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education
Author: David Whitebread,Valeska Grau,Kristiina Kumpulainen,Megan McClelland,Nancy Perry,Deborah Pino-Pasternak
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN: 1526484544
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education Book Excerpt:

With the expertise of a body of international contributors from Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece and Chile, this handbook explores key in-depth issues in quality Early Childhood Development and Education. Unlike previous publications in the discipline, this title combines research and practice to investigate emotional and social development, wellbeing and mental health, language, cultural environments, as well as the role of parents in a child's development. It is divided into six key parts: Part I: Emotional Development Part II: Social Development Part III: Play, Development and Learning Part IV: Memory and Understanding Part V: Learning, Language and Literacy Part VI: Executive Functions, Metacognition and Self-Regulation