Seeking: Individuals Who Want to Play Jennifer Blackwell, M.S. Delaware Technical Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus @blackwje email@example.com
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• To play. • To reflect. • To collaborate.
Playgroun R d ules
Traditional Learning-as-play Paradigm Approach
What is Play? • A response to new experiences where content & meaning are uncertain • Hands-on problem- solving • Collaboration in action
In areas of the room, there are random every day items. ! Find an area that feels most comfortable to you, and working together with the individuals who join you - build a new construction that hasn’t existed in time or space before.
It can be something you use, you wear, you see, etc. ! ! Try to use all of the materials available when feasible.
Time to Reflect
• Builds problem-solving, persistence & collaboration skills Are we • Play = reflective learning strategy learning?
• Positively contribute to society
Play at work… • 20% time to creatively work on what they think will most benefit the company • Only 10% of employees are consistently doing this (as of April, 2015) and it has no management oversight • HR Director of Google: “The idea of it is more important than the reality of it…the most talented and creative people can’t be forced to work.”
• Nerf Stations in Student More Personal Activities office • Biology Instructor who Examples of would breakdown equipment of focus in Play at Work lab for given project • Company at career fair interviewing (unknowing) applicants through a puzzle for free flip flops • Starting meeting with word of the day 16
Resources • Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) – Generate experiences from within • 50 Ways to Use Your Noodle / Chicken & Noodle Games – Games with innovative equipment • The Processing Pinnacle – Educator’s guide to processing experiential learning
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