Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Professor of Play in Learning!

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge University have successfully lobbied for a the establishment of the LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Learning, and Development to joining the education faculty as of Fall 2015.

(Read the story at Quartz)

The professorship is being funded by the LEGO Corporation and will be tied to the establishment of a research center on play in education, development and learning (PEDaL). See the announcement on the Cambridge General Board site.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Coloring and Flow

The mindfulness described in Barbara King's reflection on the comfort she finds in coloring is reminiscent of the full immersion described by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in his concept "flow."There is a strong connection between kinesthetic creativity and flow...

Read more at NPR