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Learning to learn (and unlearn) through play | Deloitte University Press

Posted on by Brandon Klein

This type of playful learning is especially absent in the work environment. How often do we expose employees to new things, to the opportunity to play and practice with the new thing, to interact and connect with others around the new experience and compare notes and build on each other’s understanding? My partner in leading the Center for the Edge, John Seely Brown, has written extensively on the importance of imagination and play as the fuel that will sustain learning (see, for example, the book he co-authored with Doug Thomas—A New Culture of Learning).