Dec 27, 2014

ARTICLE: Less-Structured Time

Study: Less-Structured Time Correlates to Kids’ Success
Hannah Goldberg @

Research found that young children who spend more time engaging in more open-ended, free-flowing activities display higher levels of executive functioning, and vice versa.

Assuming there's causation, what does that mean for the classroom? I don't think it means letting go. It takes a great deal of thought and planning to create a lesson and activity that appears open-ended and free-flowing but satisfies the objective. When a video game is linear, you know that you're in a video game. But when it's open-world, you might forget as you do whatever you want. I don't know what this looks like in the classroom, though.

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