This week we playfully explore the last of the four P's of creative learning: Play. We discuss different types of play, provide you opportunities for tinkering, and share strategies to promote a playful approach to learning.
In this video, Mitch Resnick discusses different types of play and shares strategies to promote a playful approach to learning.Subtitles are available in multiple languages.
Learn more about different types of play, tinkering, and supporting different styles of learning and playing.
In this week’s video and readings, Mitch uses Marina Bers’ metaphors of “playpen” and “playground” to illustrate that “not all types of play are created equal”.
What do you think? What does play look like in your practice? What are some of the design choices or facilitation strategies that you already use, or you plan to use, to promote a playground-style play?
You might enjoy these additional materials
Mitch, Karen, and Mike discuss the tinkering process, how people learn through tinkering, and share strategies for facilitating playful learning experiences.Subtitles are available in multiple languages.
Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich (2014)
Mike Petrich, Karen Wilkinson, & Bronwyn Bevan (2013), in Design, Make, Play
Mitchel Resnick & Eric Rosenbaum (2013), in Design, Make, Play
Sherry Turkle & Seymour Papert (1990), Signs
You can get this week’s videos, subtitles, and readings in a single zip file for offline use.