Learning through play matters

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About this seminar

Why does play matter in learning? What value does learning through play have? What is the role of the teacher? Uncover ways to enable self-directed learning which challenges students to develop new competencies and knowledge through play. 

This CORE Breakfast seminar will:

  • build your understanding of the elements of learning through play across a number of year levels
  • explore the research and value of playful learning
  • discuss ways to enable self-directed learning which challenges students to learn through play.

Who is this seminar for?

Teachers and leaders working at junior and middle school levels.

About the workshop

The workshop will:

  • support teachers and leaders to communicate why play matters with their wider community
  • explore the language of play and the vital role of teachers as coaches and mentors of learning through play
  • share examples of planning and reflecting on learning through play which demonstrate the NZC key competencies and school vision and values.

Meet the presenter

Suzi Gould HS W

Suzi Gould

Suzi Gould is a CORE Education facilitator and mentor specialising in inquiry and innovation. She is passionate about learning how to learn, not just about what to learn, placing students at the centre and co-designing playful learning. Working in this way learning is about lengthening our stride. Suzi works with teachers, leaders and Kāhui Ako to support them to move through challenges and change.

Venue

Dunedin City Baptist Church

19 Main South Road
Concord
Dunedin 9018

There is free parking at the venue.

Venue

Te Wāhanga Atawhai Mercy Conference Centre - Wellington

15 Guildford Tce, Thorndon,
Wellington

How to get there, and carparking

There are a number of car parking options at the Wellington venue:

  • Hill Street Car Park:
    The Hill Street car park is 100 metres down the hill from the entrance to Guildford Terrace. It is directly under the Catholic Centre. Please note it is Early Bird parking only ($13 per day, cash only). There are 44 casual parks but it does fill quickly so if you want to get a park you will need to arrive early (between 7.30am to 7.45am).
  • Ballantrae Place Car Park:
    The Ballantrae car park is directly under the motorway. The best way to go to this car park is to come down Bowen Street from Tinakori Road and turn left into Ballantrae Place. Car parking here is $16 for the day. You pay by the hour and it appears to be coin operated. Again we recommend you get there as early as possible to get a park. There is a pedestrian walkway that runs from Ballantrae Place to Hill Street, a small climb on the way up but very easy coming down.