Beyond Remote-Controlled Teaching and Learning: The Special Challenges of Helping Children Construct Knowledge Today

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Diane Levin, PhD

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Exchange

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May 1, 2011

The more opportunities that children have to engage in creative play, the better they will become at mastering the academic and non-academic situations they later encounter. The time that children spend watching screens deprives them of time they could spend playing creatively and learning meaningfully. The article explores how we can help children construct knowledge today by encouraging creative play, limiting involvement with electronic media, and helping children find meaningful problems to solve.

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