Webinar: Play is Work

Play is the most fundamental natural act that humans and animals indulge in, yet it is most neglected and misconstrued in school, at work and in life in general.

Late last year, we put together some of my learnings around play in the form of an eBook titled “Play is Work”. To consolidate our understanding of the role of play in shaping lives – in children and adults – we connected with proponents and practitioners of play from across the globe. This webinar is, hopefully, the first of a series to discuss and share with the wider audience the benefits and nuances of play.

This webinar brings together experts/practitioners from North America, Europe and India to share their beliefs and experiences so that we learn to play on!

Our panelists:

Juyal Gaurav: A creative visualiser from National Institute of Design, Gaurav hosts a series of creative programmes for children and adults on Disney Channel.

Marc Armitage: Is a playworker, an independent consultant, researcher and writer in children’s play and the wider social world of children and young people from 0-19 years.

Shannon Tex Holden: Based in USA, Shannon is currently an administrator at a Middle School in Missouri, and also an adjunct instructor for Lindenwood University and Missouri State University.

Nancy Villasis: A university professor and a school teacher/administrator working for International Baccalaureate schools and other highly demanding educational institutions in several countries in South and North America.

Kirti Pankaj: An ECE educator from a private school in Canada, who nurtures happy, creative and well-informed young minds through her daily interactions.

Event Timing and Registration

Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Time: 8:30 pm IST (+5:30 hrs)

Topic: Play is Work

Registration URL:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/52610411

Webinar Coverage:

  1. Where are we today? Perspectives on play in the life of children and adults today.
  2. Play in the life of children – what’s the deal? What’s the BIG deal? Play in the early childhood programs. How can more play be injected into the existing early childhood program?
  3. Play in the life of adults – When do we stop playing? What are some consequences of this? What are some interesting and encouraging trends to bring back play in the lives of adults?
  4. Q & A

1 Comment

  1. Thank you to all who contributed to this playful discussion. As creator of Play=Peace and a Jungian therapist who emphasizes the importance of play in all areas of life–in love (relationships), dreaming/visioning, work/career, and creating its so important to bring along a playful attitude and lighten up. Life doesn't have to be so serious, play in all you do and you and our communities globally will reap the rewards.

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