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Handing Over the Reins for a More Playful Learning Experience

With guidance and support from teachers, student-led learning expeditions can boost engagement, motivation, and deeper learning.

March 22, 2023

Studies suggest that when students have the opportunity to lead their own learning and participate in the teaching of others, their own engagement, understanding, and even well-being increase. At Dyce Primary School in Aberdeen, Scotland, teachers have seen this firsthand as they’ve empowered students in developing learning experiences for themselves and their peers.

To learn more about the research behind the practices seen in the video, check out the links below.

Dyce Primary School

Public, Suburban
Grades K-6
Aberdeen, Scotland

Edutopia developed the Making Learning More Playful series with support from The LEGO Foundation

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