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Ben Mardell  

Early Childhood Education Expert, Author & Director of the Pedagogy of Play

Ben Mardell is the project director of the Pedagogy of Play, a collaboration with the LEGO Foundation and the International School of Billund, exploring how play can have a central part in children’s learning in school. He has been associated with Project Zero since 1999, initially as a researcher on the Making Learning Visible (MLV) project and helped co-author "Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners" and "Making Teaching Visible: Documentation of Individual and Group Learning as Professional Development."

After continuing his work as a preschool and kindergarten teacher, Mardell returned as a researcher on MLV and co-authored "Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools." His publications include "From Basketball to the Beatles: In Search of Compelling Early Childhood Curriculum" and "Children at the Center: Transforming Early Childhood Education in the Boston Public Schools." When not at PZ, Mardell enjoys playing with his family and participating in triathlons.

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