Futurelab – Playful Learning Debate

14 September 2010
The Royal Institute of British Architects, London
9:30 – 2:00

Join leading figures from schools, colleges and government to debate how to make learning more playful.

Register now to receive the Early Bird booking rate of just £85 – only available until 26 July 2010 (Full Rate thereafter – £135).

Research suggests that UK learners are some of the unhappiest in Europe and performance suggests that they may be some of the least engaged too. New consumer and community learning technologies hold the potential to bring back playfulness and engagement. Our increased understanding of cognitive development illustrates how the problem solving of games can aid other learning tasks; children playing games at the beginning of the school day can start a cultural change whereby “being smart is cool”; and the design of hardware, software and new learning environments embraces the need for playfulness too. We really do know that Playful Learning is highly effective.

Lord Jim Knight, Former Schools Minister
Mark Prensky, Writer and Scholar
Stephen Heppell, The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice
Kieron Kirkland, Futurelab

To register online visit www.cemp.ac.uk/play

By bringing together the creative, technical and educational communities, Futurelab is pioneering ways of using new technologies to transform the learning experience. For more information about what we do, please visit www.futurelab.org.uk.

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