What if… we took play more seriously in the schools system? | IOE Debates

Play is typically defined as ‘activity for enjoyment and recreation’, but in many respects, it serves a very serious and purposeful role in our lives. It’s vital to our early development and supports wellbeing throughout the lifespan. In education, though, play has seemed to carry less respect, squeezed out by curriculum reforms and shrinking break times. 

We’ve brought together experts from a range of fields to throw around some ideas about the place of play in children’s learning.  

Full show notes: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/2020/dec/virtual-event-what-if-we-took-play-more-seriously-schools-system