Imagination in play meets STEM education

Prof Marilyn Fleer
Monash University

About this video

Imagination in play develops children's learning of science concepts If you create an imaginary world you can make links anywhere and everywhere Play motivates children to learn and explore science concepts

Points for discussion

  • Do play and imagination play a role in your current teaching practice?
  • If so, share an example where play and imagination have fostered your students to explore science concepts?
  • What do you see in this video that inspires you to consider opportunities for play and imagination to be part of your teaching practice?

Additional Resources

'Fleer's Conceptual Playworld' website

Monash Education 'Teachspace' article by Prof. Marilyn Fleer 'Five steps for early childhood educators to create a Conceptual PlayWorld and encourage a love of STEM'