Playworkers understanding of play and why it's important - Meynell
When we are working with children one of the roles that we take on is to act as a guardian of the child's play and the space it happens in, holding, as it were, the child's play in the palm of our hand. But if we don't really understand what play is then this whole concept can fall apart! I am going to talk to you about play, what we really understand play to be, how we should respond to it and why all of that is important. This will be a non powerpoint presentation with interruptions for questions as well as a Q&A at the end.
TIME: 9:30 - 11:00 LENGTH: 1.5 hours TARGET AUDIENCE: Play Explorer
An iconcoclastic re-inventing of play and playwork - Jacky Kilvington
This workshop hopefully will lead to an 'emergent quantum playspacetime entangled outcome' or in other words after thinking about some hard theory made soft and silly, have some fun playing with examples of play and playwork and using creative, different and playful ways of communicating about them.
TIME: 11:15 - 12:45 LENGTH: 1.5 hours TARGET AUDIENCE: Play Explorer
Unbrashing the landscape. - Penny Wilson
The session will be focussed around the presentation of a paper which sketches word portraits of several different playable spaces, in France, America and London. The last of these portraits will be of the most recent of Penny’s projects, PlayKX. Each of these playable spaces turn up some interesting and challenging questions for us as Playworkers.
TIME: 13:00 - 14:30 LENGTH: 1.5 hours TARGET AUDIENCE: Play Harder