Monday, May 04, 2009

"Boys aren't getting a fair deal at school and need more play time."

Micheal Irwin (Massey University, Auckland NZ) was interviewed on National Radio by Kathryn Ryan last Thursday (30.04.09)
His PhD research showed boys prefer hands-on, relevant experiences.
Boys need activity - activity stimulates the brain.
He supports the concept that play provides opportunities to:

  • stimulate imagination
  • develop creativity
  • encourage scientific investigation
  • socialise
  • support risk taking.

Check out Michael's recent publication. "Educating Boys - Helping Kiwi Boys To Succeed At School."

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