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>A similar question arose last Fall. It reminded me of what a former
>college instructor said a l-o-n-g time ago...
>Meaning we can NOT expect children to use a medium -with which they are
>not totally comfortable - to produce a "product" or "outcome". First
>they need time for free exploration (and a 20 min session doesn't do it!)
>to completely "play" with something many times. (exploration) After that,
>on their own, they will use it to build/make/develop something. (expression)
>T-h-e-n....we can give them an "assignment".(expectation)