Dunedin City Baptist Church
Otago / Southland (Click for more info)
Why does play matter in learning? What value does learning through play have? What is the role of the teacher? Uncover ways to enable self-directed learning which challenges students to develop new competencies and knowledge through play.
Teachers and leaders working at junior and middle school levels.
The workshop will:
Suzi Gould is a CORE Education facilitator and mentor specialising in inquiry and innovation. She is passionate about learning how to learn, not just about what to learn, placing students at the centre and co-designing playful learning. Working in this way learning is about lengthening our stride. Suzi works with teachers, leaders and Kāhui Ako to support them to move through challenges and change.
Sarah Whiting has a passion for bringing about purposeful change for all in our education system. She draws on her experiences in the junior school learning space to bring play with purpose back into the classroom and support teachers to plan, provide and reflect on the learning that happens as a result. Sarah weaves her expertise as a coach and mentor to illustrate how to tweak the disposition of a teacher to include coaching through noticing and sense-making.