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White Paper: Learning through play at school: A study of playful integrated pedagogies that foster children’s holistic skills development in the primary school classroom

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Background and rationale

This scoping study seeks to understand the role and impact of learning through play at school. Over the past five years, the LEGO Foundation and partners have examined the body of literature on learning through play and concluded that play is educational when it is joyful, meaningful, actively engaging, iterative, and socially interactive (Zosh et al., 2017). The LEGO Foundation takes a holistic view that learning comprises the full breadth of skills including cognitive, social, emotional, creative, and physical. These redefinitions of play and learning provide the frameworks for this study.

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