The Empowerment of Loose Parts Play in the Primary School Years

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Online Learning Series - Winter 2022

The empowerment of loose parts play, Play Australia Online Learning Series

Free event open to everyone - Members and Non-Members welcome.

Dr Brendon Hyndman is an Associate Professor of Education and the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and Education (FOAE) at Charles Sturt University. He is a qualified school teacher with postgraduate qualifications in higher education teaching and leadership, alongside a PhD investigating the play influences on primary and secondary school children from RMIT University in Melbourne.  

Brendon’s play research commenced over a decade ago, when the ‘Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play’ (LEAP) intervention research from his PhD was released.

This session will discuss some of the primary school-age findings and insights relating to loose parts provisions that have emerged from his educational research.  

Loose parts equipment had yet to feature with any prevalence across Australian primary school-aged contexts (e.g. had been mainly confined to Early Childhood age groups). Brendon will also share insights into the project he led which transformed a brand new primary school in the Ballarat region of Victoria.  

Thursday 11 August 2022

11:00am-12:00pm MEL, SYD, CBR, HBT, BNE (AEST) 

*Attendees from times zones other than AEST will need to join the session per their respective time zone as follows:

10:30am-11:30pm ADL, DRW (ACST) 

9:00am-10:00am PER (AWST) 

August 11th, 2022 11:00 AM through 12:00 PM