CHAPTER SIX: Risktakers: Developing a Playful Attitude Toward Writing

Fredericksen, Elaine Freedman
January 2003
New World of Writers: Teaching Writing in a Diverse Society;2003, p92
Book Chapter
Chapter Six of the book "New World of Writers: Teaching Writing in a Diverse Society" is presented. It encourages language arts teachers in secondary and higher education in the U.S. to develop a playful atmosphere in the classroom. According to the author, using games and simulations in the classroom can serve a valuable educational function. Several cultural theorists also advocate educational play and its impact on learning. Meanwhile, some people criticize the notion of classroom play and insist on the traditional educational paradigm.


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