#PlayLearn February round-up

News from the PLA:

  • The next PLA in-person meet up is booked for 26/27 March at City University, London on the theme of Playfulness at Work. The event will run from lunchtime on Thursday 26th until lunchtime on Friday 27th. Book Now!
  • July 8th – 10th is the 2020 Playful Learning Conference, held again at the University of Leicester. Call for sessions is now open: get your playful ideas in before the 7th February deadline (that’s this Friday!). Registration is also now open at Early Bird rates.

News from our members:

  • Icepops call for papers closes on the 24th Feb – for those interested in playful approaches to copyright, scholarly comms and information literacy! (Bonus points for the excellently playful Icepops acronym!)
  • Alison James is investigating the use and value of play in higher education, with a special strand focussing on play for the teaching of management theories and concepts. Alison would like to talk to colleagues worldwide (via this survey) about their experiences and their reasons for resistance to play . All project information can be found on her website .
  • 2020 sees the first Warwick Education Fringe which brings spaces to discover, experiment, create and share new ideas about teaching and learning by exploring the power of play. Jennie Milss invites your proposals to run any playful learning related event during May. To propose an event contact via the online form or email educationfringe@warwick.ac.uk
  • Making Smart Cities More Playable‘ (Book Review) in the Journal of Play in Adulthood by PLA member Mia Pledger.

February Member Profile: Meet Daisy Abbott and learn about LARPs pirates and failing your research degree…

Daisy Abbott

What’s going on with you?

This round-up comes out during the first week of each month. If there is any playful activity/event/book/idea you’d like to promote to members in March, then email or Tweet Katie and we’ll include it!