A few summers ago, I took a professional development course taught by Elaine Brouwer offered through our school. In this course, we investigated a particular practice of teaching and learning that contribute and support education for our learners. Our research helped us as educators develop and improve our practice, as well as answer the essential questions of the course:
1. Toward what specific and transcendent ends should teaching and learning be directed?
2. How can these ends shape concrete practices of teaching and learning?
To answer these questions, I considered and researched the area of play and how children learn through their play. You are welcome to look at my final project to learn more about the importance of play for children’s learning as well, why play is relevant to us as christians. Click the link to access the file.