Play in Practice: How We Think Influences How We Teach
Presented by Diti Hill-Denee, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Auckland
The phrase “children learn through play” continues to challenge the teacher’s role in practice. In this presentation, questions will be asked about the child’s right to play (UNCRC article 31) in contexts where adults make decisions about how children play. The emphasis will be on thinking deeply about play as part of teaching for play. The inter-relational aspects of play and an understanding of the learning-teaching process as complex and connected will be discussed. It will be suggested that play is a fundamental and serious human response; that play is about finding meaning in life and joy in living.
$45 per kaiako.
WTE PD: Teaching Writing Effectively in the Classroom
Our WTE Writing Workshops offer teachers the opportunity to attend a series of one-day workshops where they are trained in the Hunter Writing System by professional WTE facilitators.