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Abstract Title: Designing Inclusive Learning Environments Using Play Theory
Abstract: Play theory offers a potent and rich paradigm to appropriately incorporate the affective domain in the design of a course. Until recently the focus of assessment in course design has been pre-instruction and post-instruction. But the core motivation of play is the organization of experience. And so one of the key tenets of play theory is the essential need to continually evaluate the experience. Play theory also provides valuable insight in characterizing and evaluating affective properties of active learners such as exploratory learning, curiosity, and risk-taking and their role in curricular design. The pedagogical properties of an inclusive learning environment will be presented and evaluated through the play theory paradigm.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Juan R. Burciaga
Mount Holyoke College
Department of Physics
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South Hadley, MA 01075
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