First written 30 October 2017 (på svenska efter sista bilden) During the last few days I have encountered and participated in discussions and dialogues about child-led play and adult-led play... and usually the "adult-led" play is being somewhat looked down on...
And I get it... there is a lot of adult interference, and adults controlling children (of all ages) - in preschools and in schools...
But I just don't see play as this black and white... and I also think that it i
Learning Journey Right now I am sitting on a train on my way to see my daughter, who is attending high school on the other side of Sweden. The things that happen when your dream is to study marine biology!
But sitting on this train has got me thinking about the phrase I often use... "learning journey" and also reflect on a facebook interaction yesterday evening with Mats Olsson about "following instructions" and their connection to the Swedish preschool curriculum.
For me art and creativity have always been a central part of learning, and there are lots of posts here on my blog that you can read to explore (most being on the blogger site). I have frequently said that just about the whole of the preschool curriculum could occur in the art studio/atelier.
Like philosophy, for me, art is not an event, it is an integral part of learning, and very much an essential part of "original learning". The children and I learn things through art, n