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