Play and Imagination revisited – Lessons from Vygotsky

The concept of childhood play is understood differently by different scholars and educators.  At times they hold opposite views on the nature of play. In Vygotsky’s theory – the concept of play as the leading activity in childhood.

Imagination begins to develop through play—you are absolutely right in that, … the idea is convincing and of central importance; before play there is no imagination.” Vygotsky


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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