Andrew Miller is an educational consultant and online educator for Edutopia. He also currently serves on the National Faculty for the Buck Institute for Education and ASCD, traveling nationally to train fellow educators and present at conferences regarding game-based learning, project-based learning, and culturally responsive teaching.
What Is Playful Inquiry?
Inquiry is the science, art and spirit of imagination. We naturally associate Inquiry with the logical mind’s intent to satisfy curiosity, solve problems, and explore ideas. Inquiry helps us connect our prior understanding to new experiences, modify and accommodate our previously held beliefs and conceptual models, and construct new knowledge.
Antonyms found in the dictionary: Answer, reply
Playful describes a state of surrender. It involves being open, letting go, and embracing unexpected direction or results. Being playful has positive effects on the body and the brain. Problem solving ability increases after a person has spent some time laughing. This works because laughter turns off the posterior hypothalamus and allows the cerebral cortex to focus on a given task.
Antonyms found in the dictionary: Earnest, serious-minded, sober, humorless, serious, working