We are a group of play and learning enterpreneurs pondering on Play and Learning couple. We are taking our places in the lifecycle in various and different ways. We are particularly experiencing to learn with play “participation, sustainability and life in harmony with nature”, we want to share these experiences with everone and we keep learning also from other people’s experiences.
We believe that;
- Play gives us an opportunity to be a part of a community on equal terms, together, having fun and enjoying. It also teaches us many things.
- Learning process and style is different for each individual. We learn in different styles and under different conditions.
- Gamified learning moderates our relation with lerning and makes it friendly.
- And when play is included in learning, the learned subject becomes memorable.
- As far as learning environments become various, participants and tools become various too. Thus our differences make sense.
For this reason we, as ‘Four Seasons Lifelong Play and Learning Association’, invite everyone to our journey to be a part of learning and play, to establish a comminity in this cycle, to get in touch with more people in harmony with nature and to learn together.
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Where comes from the name Four Seasons?
Our name signifies cycles. Our life, our planet is made up a cycle; it comes morning then night and then morning again; seasons follow each other; we born, grow, develop, get older and die; there is a cycle in each of our ages, our emotions change constantly in a day, learning is a cycle, projects are cycles and many more exemples can be given. Cycles mean also progress and change. The fact that they keep following each other does not require them to be always the same. Everything develops transforms. Evolves into another thing.
Fair and equitable: We stand for a togetherness formed of differences. We dream of an equal life for every living creature where different ones do not face discrimination. We advocate fairness in order to reach equity.
We support being participatory for equity and fairness. We want everybody to be heard in our own relations and in relations that we have with others, independently from every hierarchy.
Transparent and accountable: In each of our actions and our relations, we prioritize to be transparent, to share information about what we are doing with its reasons and to be accountable.
Sustainability and being in harmony with the nature: Without neglecting that we are a part of the nature, we emphasize to be in harmony with nature and to respect it. We promote social, environmental and economic sustainability, taking into account future generations right along with ours.
Innovative: In haymony with the conditions of the perion that we live in, we want to be a part of every peaceful change that aims the common good. We want to contribute to the transformation with innovative ideas chatching up the time and responding necessities.
Creative: We aim to design creative works and produce alternative solutions basing on our courage of imagination. As Four Seasons Lifelong Play and Learning Association, we pursue our actions in harmony with our values. We care about having fun, doing our work with passion, being honest, enjoy discovering, being independent. We dream about designing new learning environments, in cooperation and by sharing knowledge and experiences.