Symposium on Children's Play

Key Note Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Wood Sheffield University

Sligo Education Centre, IT Sligo 10:00 :: 8th February 2013

Centre for Research in the Social Professions [CRiSP]

Details on a Symposium on Children's Play being hosted at IT Sligo on 8 February 2013 by the Centre for Research in the Social Professions [CRiSP].


10.00 Registration (Tea & Coffee)
10.30 Introduction to symposium: Trisha MacLaughlin, IT Sligo.
10.40 Key Note Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Wood, Sheffield University: Free play and free choice in early childhood education: challenging the discourse
11.10 Panel one:
Marlene McCormack, Early Childhood Ireland; Jonathan Angus, UCC; Trisha MacLaughlin, IT Sligo: NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAY In IRELAND: parental perceptions and children’s experiences.
Patricia Gardiner, Walking Matters: Public space – Our public playgrounds?
11.50 Panel two: Chaired by Perry Share, IT Sligo.
Joan McGrath, Sligo County Childcare Committee: Outdoor play, current and new ECCE practice.
Sally O’Donnell, The Glen Outdoor School: Outdoor Play -Forest School and ECCE practice.
Marlene McCormack, Early Childhood Ireland: Outdoor Play & Aistear in the ECCE
12.20 Panel three: Chaired by TBC
Arlene Forster, National Council Curriculum and Assessment: The transition of Play - Aistear 0-6yrs.
Mary Hough, Sligo Education Centre: Aistear and Play in the National school setting
Jane Harding, Ballinacarrow NS: Play in practice in a National School
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Panel four: Chaired by Tamsin Cavaliero, IT Sligo.
Perry Share, I.T. Sligo: Work and Play
Steve Whitemore: I.T. Sligo: An intercultural exploration: Games ’others’ might play, can you find the ‘space’?
14.30 Break away sessions; Four topic discussion groups facilitated by: Sharon Boles and Viola Craig, Sligo CCC; Patricia Gardiner; Steve Whitemore, I.T. Sligo.
15:30 Topic presentations and feed back.
16.00 Close

Contact person for information and booking is: Trisha MacLaughlin
Places limited to 50.
There is no charge for participation.

All Welcome

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