Exploration: Becoming Playful—The Power of a Ludic Module
We developed a ludic module where play is the process that smooths out the reductive, transactional striations of formal education. Becoming is a module where play is the reflection and recognition of the self. We asked our students to knit, dance and sing—celebrating their practice and empowering their voice—allowing them to find and develop their academic identity and ‘be with’ each other. The chapter shows what happened when we allowed our students to take responsibility for their learning—in a joyful and playful way—and gave them the options about what they wanted to learn—and how.
KeywordsLudic Academic skills Process Thirdspace Empowerment Development
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