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ERIC Number: EJ1069001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Play as the Learning Medium for Future Scientists, Mathematicians, and Engineers
Bergen, Doris
American Journal of Play, v1 n4 p413-428 Spr 2009
In recent years, playful methods of learning have almost disappeared from school classrooms, and active, creative, extended playtimes during recess, at home, and in neighborhoods have also greatly diminished. This disappearance of play is especially unfortunate because it is happening at the very time that professionals in many scientific, mathematical, and engineering fields articulate the need for creative and innovative thinkers in their professions and advocate for the use of playful learning methods to assist students in developing the intellectual abilities required for excellence in these fields. This article discusses the importance of returning educators' attention to play as the learning medium that can best develop these abilities and motivate students to pursue careers in science and mathematics.
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Language: English
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