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Why Playful Learning Is So Important in the Classroom and the Real World

David Gann, Professor of Innovation and Technology Management, shares what his research has shown about playful learning in the business world and classroom. This is a great show for those who think “play” is a bad word and to realize that play is applicable at all levels of success. He is author of “The Playful Entrepreneur: How to Play and Adapt in Uncertain Times.” We talk about AI, play, and so much more and how it is applicable to learning.

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David Gann The Playful EntrepreneurDavid Gann is a university and business leader with international experience in innovation strategy and technology management. He is Vice-President (Innovation) and Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at Imperial College London and has written or edited eight books exploring why and how innovation happens, the ways it continually transforms the world we live in and how it can be managed.


Blog: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.gann

Twitter: @DavidMGann

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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