Originally posted in march 2014..an update
The Progressive Education Network had its conference in Los Angeles this past October 2013. The theme of the conference was “Play Hard”. Educators gathered from across the country to share what is being learned about the importance of play to human development.
Play is key throughout all ages and stages of human cognitive development. Yet….
Play time has been diminishing in the lives of children at home and at school at an alarming rate. Standardized testing, rubrics, outcomes, data gathering to assess standardized teaching has been replacing research based developmental practice and education theory in teacher preparation programs as well as in our children’s classrooms. A race to the top education reform trajectory, a lean and mean corporate market based model has been advancing.
Well..we are here to tell you what cutting edge research informs us; that the traditonal school model is not only inefficient…
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