Project Client: K. Jeffery (K-1 Teacher)
Exploration: Human Centred Research/Abstraction
Year: 2016 - Continuing
Testing Location: MacCorkindale Elementary School
On observing a K-1 classroom and speaking with several teachers we questioned this idea. Can a primary play station be mobile, to move between the indoors, the school yard, and park to create unique spontaneous interactions with the environment? Will this ‘generate ideas from their experiences and interests’ that can be further developed? (“Building Student Success - BC’s New Curriculum.”, 2017)
The following three stations are a Kitchen, shelter and transport station. They are all mobile, afford multiple uses and challenge the definition of a classroom toy. Not only do they act as a play station but are rallying points that can easily be set up in unfamiliar settings. Grounding the play but also allowing it to evolve into something more.
These are currently in development.