The Play-full pedagogies bubble aims to provide a space for learning, teaching and research that enables imagination and creativity to flourish. Its focus is on exploring (new) pedagogies that incorporate and reconceptualise learning through play, story-telling, problem-solving, sharing, experimenting, inventing, trialling, collaborating, questioning, performing, tinkering, creating, testing, documenting, teaching, and making, where learners take an active role in their own learning in a supportive, yet often challenging way.
These hands-on experiences “…combine[s] disciplines [and technologies] in ways that enhance the learning process for diverse [student] populations and opens the doors to unforeseen career paths” (Martinez & Stager, 2013, p. 3). We must continue to develop our skills, knowledge and understanding of our increasingly complex world and critically analyse and creatively respond to the unknown. Learning through play-full pedagogies develops our flexibility of thinking to thrive in the world in which we will live.
Martinez, S. L., & Stager, G. (2013). Invent to learn. Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. Torrance, Canada: Constructing Modern Knowledge.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer