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Originally posted by seneca at 2006-4-2 20:38
First thing: we don't "play" in English - we talk of leisure time, recreation or relaxation; what adults do in their spare time is up to them and can be one or many of a host of many diff ...
Yes...that may because different people have a different notion of the concept of play...
Actually, what I would like to discuss here is about "playful learning", which means we could really learn something through our recreation. Of course, thest kinds of play should be the positive ones...
To make my question clearly, I would like to explain my point first...Mostly, Chinese beliefs are just the opposite of the Western ideology. Western people are interested in enjoying the present. They say that life is short, so play hard. Whereas, Chinese parents always regarded education as their top priority and viewed academic achievement as one of hallmarks of Chinese civilization. Even, they see that children't success is not the result of intelligence but the result of diligence, self-discipline, and self-regulation. Moreover, in Chinese culture, people always stress that a certain amount of pressure is necessary for children's success, while Western people mostly value children's natural development.
So, I just would like to know how the attitude of Chinese (parents) toward "free time"which except for "school time"?