Play and education : some points to ponder

Subramaniam, C. N. (2021) Play and education : some points to ponder. Learning Curve (10). pp. 3-7. ISSN 2582-1644

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Abridged from a longer essay published on University Practice Connecti Philosophers and psychologists define play as an activity undertaken in complete freedom, in pursuit of no other purpose than the pleasure of doing it and without being judgemental. Often, play creates a make-believe or imagined world in which normal things around us are given new meanings and uses. While psychologists have dwelt upon the role of play in the cognitive development and socialisation of the child, philosophers have recognised its importance in understanding and relating to the world around us even as adults.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Subramaniam, C. N.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Play and education, Indian schooling system, Play -- Indian education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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