Research at the Center for Universal Education at Brookings focuses on innovations that strive to improve education. This paper is the first in in a series of Leapfrogging in Education snapshots that provide analyses of the Center's global catalog of education innovations. Of the nearly 3,000 innovations captured in the catalog, two-thirds involve playful learning, which represents the largest category of recordings. In reviewing the catalog of nearly 3,000 innovations, the authors found that playful learning innovations are implemented all over the world in varying contexts. They are happening in low- and high-income countries, in and out of the classroom, and with and without the use of technology. This brief provides a snapshot of the innovations taking place and sheds light on trends, as well as gaps in the innovation space.
Brookings Institution (USA). Center for Universal Education