Children are growing up in a technological world, which does impact their play. Dr Jo Bird's research looks at children’s digital play as a positive for their learning and explores ways educators can engage and support this type of play, while also teaching digital literacy and social skills.
Dr Jo Bird is a Senior Lecturer, Course Coordinator, and researcher in Early Childhood at University of New England.
This session is suitable for early years educators from the education and care sector
Wednesday 13 September
4:00pm-5:00pm MEL, SYD, CBR, HBA, BNE, (AEST)
*Attendees from times zones other than AEST will need to join the session per their respective time zone as follows:
3:30pm-4:30pm ADL, DRW (ACST)
2:00pm-3:00pm PER (AWST)
Free! for Play Australia Members
Non-members $49 per person inc gst
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Jenny will present findings on ProjectPARK, a comprehensive 3-year project funded by the Australian Research Council that examined park features most important for encouraging children, to visit parks and be active and social during their park visits. This presentation will provide practical guidance on features to prioritise in park (re)developments to optimise park use for children.
Jenny Veitch is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, at Deakin University. Her research aims to better understand how design of the neighbourhood built and social environment may influence physical activity across the lifespan. She has a particular research focus on understanding how parks and public open spaces can be designed to encourage people of all ages to engage in physical activity.
This session is suitable for play space developers, landscape architects, urban designers and open space planners
Presented by Professor Ruth Jeanes & Associate Professor Justen O'Connor - School of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education, Monash University, this webinar will discuss the findings of a three year project examining informal sport participation, particularly focusing on the benefits that informal sport, or play, as we may know it, provides for individuals and communities.
Ruth and Justen will discuss the social and health benefits of informal sport and the economic contribution it makes to communities. The presentation will also discuss some of the implications for supporting informal sport and recommendations for increasing participation moving forward.
Ruth and Justen will explore the social and health benefits of informal sport and the economic contribution it makes to communities.
Join us to hear Lisa and Alethea share their findings on physical literacy, risk and active play for children. Learn what the concept of physical literacy is and the Australian Physical Literacy Framework.
Lisa will outline the development of the Physical Literacy in Children Questionnaire and current research using the novel pictorial survey.
Alethea will discuss findings from her research investigating parent attitudes towards risk and injury in children’s physical activity and play in Australia, and the framing of risk and play in Australian primary schools.
This session is suited to educators in the early and middle years education and care sector
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