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Playground+

A new learning environment to cater to learning in a new age.
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Roi Jeric Bautista

on 13 November 2012

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Transcript of Playground+

Playground+ Problems... Old system Standardized Assumptions Mismatch What needs to exist ...a solution? What is it? Benefits alternative to traditional school and park playgrounds
children create their own playgrounds from scratch
various modular components
safe to use
limited by imagination
children extend learning into an environment outside of the classroom
fosters collaboration in small or large groups as well as independent learning
can be used to develop class or "intelligence-oriented" concepts
playground becomes interactive
students enjoy learning
in the long term, students can become more motivated, adopting values such as responsibility and taking initiative along with sharing and being cooperative
Similarities "Imagination Playground," New York City, New York, USA Architect David Rockwell
various parks, including a mobile version
"free play" Playground+ is DIFFERENT! students will create their entire playground
simultaneously learn specifically and freely Vision and Goals create a new environment for learning
foster values and skills that will lead to success
help students draw connections between the way they play and the things they are learning and will learn in the future Roi Jeric Bautista
bautir@rpi.edu
Mechanical Engineering - DIS
RPI 2015 a result of the Industrial Revolution
designed for a specific culture and economy One size fits all? there is a correct path to "success"
students should conform to the public education curriculum
learning is done in a classroom
The socioeconomic culture of the United States has changed. create ways for students to learn from their environment
let students learn on their own or from each other
empower students by helping them adopt responsibility, initiative, and other core values that will help them succeed independently or collaboratively
Reference: http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/imagination-playground "Ecological Children Activity and Education Center," Koh Kood, Thailand built from local bamboo
meant to help children learn about local environment Reference: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679909/8-insane-schools-playgrounds-and-libraries-of-the-future#22 "EWHA Woman's University," Seoul, South Korea Building designs encourage interaction between students Reference: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679909/8-insane-schools-playgrounds-and-libraries-of-the-future#18
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