For once I'm posting a brief blog. I would very much appreciate your hopping over to the Scottish Government's Engage for Education blog. To my amazement and delight, a blog post I submitted has been published there today: Is Free Play a Legitimate Learning Experience?
This is an unashamed guerrilla tactic. I want the profile of play raised at a national level across all sectors. The more people who click on the post, the better. It shows there is a high level of interest. The more people who comment, the better. You do not need to be an expert on play. Everyone was once a child. Most people in the UK have been through the education system. If you live outwith the UK, please comment too. It's great to have an international perspective which help stimulate discussion on play and to help us reflect upon provision within Scotland.
Will this effort work? Maybe. Perhaps. The blurb in the About section of the blog suggests "Yes".
Here's what it says: