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Context effect, Environment, Children, Play, Play-based learning, Observation, Evaluation methods, Measures


Produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research for the LEGO Foundation as part of the Learning through Play Experience Tool Knowledge base.


The Learning through Play (LtP) Experience Tool was developed for use at LEGO House to observe and measure the quality of children’s play experiences. The LtP Experience Tool includes a set of Contextual Data Tools. The primary purpose of the Contextual Data Tools: "is to put the LtP Experience Tool into ‘context’, by emphasising that we are not assessing the individual child assuming that there is something wrong with the child’s performance or behaviour. But that we are measuring the child to understand whether anything should be changed in the context/environment/facilitation around the child". The Contextual Data Tools are used to provide contextual data or information about the Environment, the Facilitation and the Child.

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Billund, Denmark


LEGO Foundation