Play and learning : successes and challenges

Bhat, Ramakrishna (2021) Play and learning : successes and challenges. Learning Curve (10). pp. 33-35. ISSN 2582-1644

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We often hear a mother saying how playful her child is. There is a glow on her face for this rightful joy. Teachers too when they talk about their favourite students, mention them as being ‘very active’. Yet, do we, in general, perceive children’s playfulness as a characteristic of active learning? The fact is that play, and various activities, are essential means of effective learning. Being active is enjoyable because the emotional stimulus is spurred by it. Every child is inherently active, playful and continuously learning unless parents, society or the school environment puts constraints on them.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Bhat, Ramakrishna
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Elementary education, Play and education, Indian schooling system, Play -- Indian education, Children’s play, Inclusive education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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