[Discussion] Loose parts

Anne-Marie Mesa annemarie.mesa at sympatico.ca
Tue Jun 11 13:29:03 EDT 2019


Bonjour,

Une collègue se demande ce que signifie loose parts. Elle a été orientée 
vers moi par Christiane Rivard, d'Entraide Traduction Santé

Loose parts are open ended objects that do not have a singular purpose. 
In play loose parts are materials that children can move, adapt, 
control, change and manipulate (Oxford Play Association). They allow 
children to adapt, modify, create and change their play environment and 
promote out of the box problem solving, healthy risk assessment, 
cultural exploration, and physical literacy skills. The theory of loose 
parts was first introduced in 1972 by Simon Nicholson an architect who 
said, “In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and 
creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional 
to the number and kind of variables [loose parts] in it.” Loose parts 
enhance outdoor learning environments maximizing the ability to support 
physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health as well cognitive 
functions of children.

Elle me dit « J'ai trouvé quelques traductions qui parlent d'éléments ou 
d'objets disparates ou encore de pièces libres.

J'aimerais bien savoir quelle expression est réellement utilisée dans le 
domaine. »

Quelqu'un peut-il l'aider?

Merci,

Anne-Marie



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