In the Ottiya Magazine Play Issue, we explore the intersections of play and learning. We uncover how education innovators all over the world understand and conceptualize play in different ways. Together with our contributors, we explore questions such as: what kind of objects allow for free play? How is tinkering related to play? What are the challenges of designing places for play? How can we help students to create playful experiences in virtual reality instead of limiting them as consumers?

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AuthorNitasha Manchanda

Playful Learning in Finnish Classrooms

Piia Martikainen: My motivation for using games and gamification in the classroom is to make learning engaging to those who might not otherwise be interested in learning. Today’s students are… Read More

Food for Thought

Parents say, “don’t play with your food.” But have you ever considered food as art? Every week, grocery shopping is an essential activity for each family, and there is no… Read More

Compositional Tinkering in the Music Room

In this article, I explore if a music educator can and should think of composition as tinkering. Traditional compositional pedagogy may miss valuable and enjoyable learning experiences the tinkering process… Read More