Learning Through Play And Active Involvement

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Introduction
The key messages highlighted in the Foundation Phase are emphasising learning through play, the role of the adult in relation to balancing adult led and child initiative activities, involving children in planning, developing children’s observation, creative and expressive skills and more use of the outdoor environment for solving real-life problems and experiential learning. All children have the right to receive a full education and schools must provide an inclusive curriculum that will offer opportunities for all children to achieve their full potential and receive the experiences they are entitled to (Framework, 2008). This supports a statement in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child “all children and young people must be provided with an education that develops their personality and talents to the full” (Framework, 2008). School is the time where children develop most of the skills they will use later in life and therefore it is crucial they benefit from these educational experiences.
Emphasising Learning through Play and Active Involvement
Play is an important part in a child’s learning experience as children learn best from being actively involved and experimenting. The Foundation Phase wants practitioners to recognise that children learn through first-hand experiential learning in an environment that is relevant to a child’s interest. Hall, N. and Abbott, L. (1992) support this as they suggest “not only is play beneficial but also…
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