This post discusses the symposium presentation ‘Material play: children’s learning with new, found and recycled ‘stuff’ given by Professor Pat Thomson, Nina Odegard and Louisa Penfold at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) in Canberra, Australia.
This post looks at Serpentine Galleries' 'Play as Radical Practice' toolkit, a creative resource produced between the Gallery's learning team, artist Albert Potrony and the Portman Early Childhood Centre (UK).
This post looks at 5 great children's learning spaces in the Bay Area, California.
This post explores the work of the late Italian artist, Bruno Munari (1907-1998). Munari was a self-proclaimed 'inventor artist writer designer architect illustrator player-with-children' (The Independent, 1998) whose creative practice intertwined with the education philosophies of Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori.
This post discusses collective creativity, its interconnection with imagination and the potential both of these offer in relation to a pursuit towards empathy and understanding.
This post looks at Ivan Illich's 1973 text 'Tools for Conviviality.'
This post features an interview with Elizabeth Rood, Vice President of Education Strategy and Director of the Centre for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, California in which she discusses the timeliness, importance and challenges of developing the world's first early years Fab Lab.