Blog Archive

28. June 2012 by Bea Beste

Play in Progress: Developing TOLLABOX!

Wir sind zu beschäftigt, um hier zu schreiben! Hier nur einige Eindrücke... 

We are far too busy to write blog posts! Just some visual impressions....

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16. January 2012 by Bea Beste

Nando Stoecklin's vision for education: Quest-Based Learning

This is the translation of the text "Vision for a new education system" by Nando Stoecklin from the University of Teacher Education Bern. It's visionary and intriguing.

When I first found it and shared the link via facebook and twitter, some people in my network tried to understand it via Google Translator. It awakened their interest. So I asked Nando if we could translate and publish a version. Fortunately, he accepted. Her's the English text by our intern Alan Look, revised and approved by Nando. And on Nando's Blog, you'll find the original German version and a great video!

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27. December 2011 by Bea Beste

The Special Agents of Change

They make the education revolution become reality!

Here are insights from the team of educational innovators at one of the most transformational schools I have visited: SCIL, the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning at NBCS, the Northern Beaches Christian School

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playDUcation

08. December 2011 by Bea Beste

The oyster of good learning

The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning is the core and the spirit of the Northern Beaches Christian School and in my opinion one of the most innovative learning places in the world. I'm happy to be able to cooperate with Stephen Harris and the team of educational innovators developing and delivering a vision of better learning.

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playducation

18. August 2011 by Bea Beste

Ab in den Quest!

This blog post is about our prototyping in Germany and therefore in German. We will follow up with an update in English and with a bilingual re-work of the playducation homepage! Short summary: We had a first test quest with children and it's been fun and playducative! We're now searching for children, 10 to 14years old, in Berlin who want to test some other quests we're developing.

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23. June 2011 by Bea Beste

Building innovation with playshops

exploring: what playDUcation can be
engaging: an amazing space and creative toolset
learning: how to involve brilliant players

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01. June 2011 by Bea Beste

A playDUcative use of distraction

engaging: #TEDxHH
exploring: tweeting during a conference
learning:  distraction can help you focus

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23. May 2011 by Bea Beste

Cheerleaders of Possibility – continued

exploring: Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop, NYC - continued
engaging: play, embedded in design thinking
learning: play integrates seamlessly doing and thinking

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08. May 2011 by Elke Loepthien

The Sound of Nature

exploring: Bird Language and Nature Connection
engaging: cultural elements, art of questioning, 8 Shields model for program design
learning: decoding nature means decoding life

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22. April 2011 by Bea Beste

What you play is more than what you are.

exploring: The Stiletto Spy School and The Super Hero Supply Store
engaging: role play and imagination
learning: another identity, another reality, a better you

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06. April 2011 by Bea Beste

Big scrap makes great play

exploring: Play for Life Australia
engaging: with a whole lot of rubbish
learning: the best play material comes from real life

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27. March 2011 by Bea Beste

The irresistibility of playful learning

exploring: Irresistible Ideas For Play Based Learning
engaging: whoever is in need of creativity
learning: to be like a child

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