6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind

6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind

The role of play in learning is a complex thing, in part because it is easily misunderstood as “playing is learning.”

While that’s certainly true, there is also a role for play in formal learning experiences as well. As self-directed learning becomes more possible and more potent in the 21st century, the idea of one learner riffing casually off another is increasingly accessible.

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So the chart below from thestrong.org is not only well-timed, but apt in this context. It identifies the elements of play, including anticipation, understanding, and poise, and then helpfully offers characteristics of play as well, all excellent indicators of a relaxed and innovative mind comfortable with its surroundings, and in-tune with a local context.

In identifying these elements, it actually function as a kind of spectrum, where anticipation can lead to full-on wonderment, surprise can lead to astonishment, and so on.

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6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind

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