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ERIC Number: EJ1177458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Play's the Thing: Wherein We Find How Learning Can Begin
Luntley, Michael
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v52 n1 p36-53 Feb 2018
In this paper I outline an answer to the following question: What are the abilities that make you the sort of subject who can learn, who can acquire new concepts, new skills? There are many traits that matter in providing an answer. But I want to suggest that the ability for creative and imaginative engagement with and sustenance of the playful patterns of our aesthetic experience is core. I identify a core sense of play that fills this role. Play's the thing that makes learning possible. The ability to imaginatively explore non concept-involving patterns to experience--the aesthetics of experience--is foundational for learning and should be at the heart of any serious pedagogy.
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Language: English
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