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Play is more than just fun

Play is more than just fun | Creative learning and development | Scoop.it
A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults -- and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.
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How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting

How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting | Creative learning and development | Scoop.it
By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.
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'Wild Flower' children need to find their own way and be nourished to develop through love and chores.
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The history and influences leading up to the development of the Forest School approach.
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Primary pupils miss out on the outdoors | ESRC | The Economic and Social Research Council

Primary pupils miss out on the outdoors | ESRC | The Economic and Social Research Council | Creative learning and development | Scoop.it
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds research and training in social and economic issues, focusing on six research areas: economic affairs, education and human development, environment and planning, government and law, industry and...
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Research confirms that outdoor learning offers a variety of opportunities for learning and development and encourages independant learning in early years groups.

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Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job!"

Why rewards as a way to learn can get in the way for children.

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Play, Laughter and Time Outdoors | Playworks

Play, Laughter and Time Outdoors | Playworks | Creative learning and development | Scoop.it

Play and fun outdoors enhances brain development.

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Resources - Learning, teaching and assessment

Resources - Learning, teaching and assessment | Creative learning and development | Scoop.it

This document provides new materials and resources to support the embedding of Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning. 

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The Zone of Proximal Development

Today I’m going to share one of those simple but foundational teaching ideas. It’s called The Zone of Proximal Development. It is Vygotsky’s concept that basically says that there are t…
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I like the diagram and like the reality check for how this works in practice.
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A growth mindset can be supported through outdoor learning and Forest School incredibly well.
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The Natural Environment as a Playground for Children

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A study showing how an early years group physical development is enhanced through play in natural spaces.

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Parenting Styles

Parenting Styles | Creative learning and development | Scoop.it
Research suggests that different parenting styles have an important impact on child development. Learn more about these different parenting styles and how they impact children.
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An overview of parenting styles refering Diana Buamrind's research.

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Teaching Outside Of The Four Walls

More and more teachers are learning that much of the curriculum learned indoors can be stretched through outdoor...
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Learning with 'e's: A convenient untruth

Learning with 'e's: A convenient untruth | Creative learning and development | Scoop.it

Article exposing the risk of labeling learners with a prefered learning style.

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