5 Sep 2012

Samvaad on learning: Play and toys

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Taleemnet

Exploring the reason why children play and why the toys adults make disorient a child’s natural learning process

Date and Venue: 21, 22 & 23 December, 2012 at Pune, Maharashtra
For venue & registration email: sadhnavillageschool@gmail.com

We at Sadhana village school have been exploring to provide free environment for children to make sense of their world. We have been documenting various things children do. We, adults have termed it as play which is not considered as learning. Learning for us is when children have book in their hand and is connected with words.As we have been observing and documenting children for the past year some of these aspects are being challenged.

Children also make their toys as they play and there is a strong connection in everything they do. There is nothing random about why they do what they do.

We are inviting people who are interested in a fresh and first hand inquiry to understand how play and cognitive development and their making sense of the world is connected.

We will be uploading few videos in the Sadhana Village facebook page.We are also keen to work with schools that are keen to make their ‘teachers’ into ‘learners’. We would like to initiate common sense research among teachers to understand children first hand rather than relying on theories of Montessori, Steiner, Piaget, Vygotsky, Dewy etc. This is not to challenge any of these great peoples work but to pay homage to them by being authentic ourselves

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