What is behind the ascension of the world “play” into our education theory?
Everyone is “learning through play”, parents are encouraged to relate to the kids through play. All the kindergartens we have been involved in downplay any structured teaching they might do at the expensive of learning through play.
Surely it just reflects our entertainment driven society?
Are there any pedagogical play pushers outside Western countries? Before the 20th C?
How long before this creeps further up the educational process?
Exception: Playing Quakeworld does teach you operating systems, networking, command line shell scripting, hand eye coordination etc.