- Teachers agree that learning through play is a more effective way for students to learn compared to more traditional approaches
- Students say their favorite times in the classroom are when they get to do hands-on activities and believe that play helps them learn
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A new survey of K-8 teachers and students from LEGO Education found that nearly all (98 percent) of students say purposeful play helps them learn and the majority (96 percent) of teachers believe it’s more effective than traditional methods like lectures or textbooks. On top of that, almost 80 percent of students want more playful learning experiences in the classroom.
Despite these benefits, 40 percent of teachers are incorporating play only once a week or less, and nearly half (47 percent) think they spend too much time on it.…Read More