Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Learning that looks like play

Joyce Fetteroll wrote this:

"Learning that's pulled in will look like play. It will look like kids engaged with what interests them. That might be a video game or helping rake the yard or TV shows or getting a job to earn money or taking classes in college.

"The unnerving thing is that it looks like very little is going in! But the important-to-learning part happens inside: kids pull in information to use it for reasons that matter to them. They use it to solve problems. They use it to create and test theories of how the world works. What you use, sticks with you."

photo by Sandra Dodd

1 comment:

  1. That little rake was hung on the wall at a farm store in Massachusetts. It was built with a spring in it—a hand-made tool, but the metal was twisted all the way around so there was a loop.

    I put a photo here: http://sandradodd.blogspot.com/2013/01/hand-tool-springy-rake.html

    The image has been in my "Just Add Light" photos for eight months, and when Joyce's quote had "rake," I pulled it up. I didn't want people to think it was just some random dangerous-looking tool. It's a very cool antique hand-forged kind of tool I saw and liked. It was up for decoration, so someone else liked it, too!


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