Christmas Toys

How to choose the right Christmas toy?

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The toy race is in full swing as Christmas approaches. How to choose eco-responsible gifts? How do children use Christmas catalogues? How can toys become a pedagogical tool in team management? Three teacher-researchers from the ISC Paris (1) provide elements of response in the context of their research.
 
Por the sociologist Sandrine Vincent (2), The toy is not just a game: it is a revelation of the socialization processes that affect the child from an early age, along with the competitive and power relationships that exist within the family. Today, the relationship to toys is closely linked to one of the structuring factors of contemporary societies: consumption.
Gifts... they have become a staple of Christmas. As a result, some people only see it as a "mercantile" holiday. However, in the spirit of Christmas, the value of gifts is secondary and of no real importance compared to the act of fraternity they symbolize. 

But, then, how do you make the right choice of toy? Three teacher-researchers from the ISC Paris Business School provide some food for thought and answers here, through three videos:
 
Christmas toys: the eco-responsible trend, by Karen Delchet-Cochet, professor-researcher in strategy and head of pedagogical innovation at the ISC Paris :
 
 
Christmas toys: the role of catalogues, by Coralie DAMAY, marketing teacher-researcher and director of the research laboratory at the ISC Paris :
 
Christmas toys: "learning by playing" - An innovative pedagogical experiment using KAPLA, by Pascale DEBUIRE, teacher-researcher in creativity and head of the English department at the ISC Paris:
 
 
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1)Created in 1963, the ISC Paris Business School is a business school, member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. With a teaching staff of 61 permanent professors and teacher-researchers and 300 professional experts, the school relies on an international network of more than 155 partner universities in over 51 countries, active cooperation with more than 1,200 companies and an alumni association that brings together 16,000 graduates. The ISC Paris has been a pioneer in the implementation of an original pedagogy "undertake to learn" with its 18 student companies. The ISC Paris Business School has 2,400 students enrolled in its various Bachelor, Master Grande Ecole and MBA programmes. In continuing education, it offers a wide portfolio of inter- and intra-company training courses as well as co-accredited certificates and the Master Grande Ecole programme.
 
(2) Book " Le Jouet et ses usages sociaux " by Sandrine Vincent - Edition La dispute, 2001
 
 

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