Meet Jenn! Each month we will introduce a PLA member through photos telling their Playful Learning journey. This month we feature Jennifer Smith. Jenn’s story features beer, balloons and sack racing, what else!
Upcoming Playful Opportunities:
- Our next Playful Learning Association face to face event is Nov 21st/22nd at the University of Manchester, focussing on the Role of Playfulness in Health and Wellbeing. Booking is still open for the last
5 43 places!
- If you like a Tweet Chat, mark your diaries for Weds Dec 18th, 8-9pm to discuss Playful Learning Technologies with https://lthechat.com/
- If you use games or playful learning in medical education, do consider putting an abstract in to Transform MedEd. The conference is being held in the awe-inspiring surroundings of the Royal Geographic Society. Abstract deadline is 14 October. There will be a chance to play Medical Monopoly the day before the conference, and quests, missions and mysteries during the conference.
Shout out from the #PlayLearn19 conference – If you attended the ‘Piece of Cake’ workshop, Amanda and Anne-Marie from Dundee would love some feedback from participants on what the thinking was behind the designs they produced in our session.
What else is coming up this year? Check the 2019/20 diary.
Reading and Writing:
The PLA encourages you to submit your work to the Journal of Play in Adulthood. Any #PlayLearn19 attendees interested in publishing their research/practice/thoughts and outputs (in any form): the special issue of JPIA is open for submissions until Oct 31st.
Getting involved in the PLA!
If you would like to take a more active role in the PLA, please volunteer for the committee – we’d love to have your help!
The PLA is holding their first election for a new Chair this month. Every two years, one of the chairs will be rotated (after a four year term). Any committee member who has attended an event in the last year may nominate themselves – this year, nominees must take a photo of themselves doing something specifically playful to demonstrate their suitability (e.g. taking a balloon on an adventure, hunting for otters). These will be put to a vote on this website, resulting in an announcement at the November PLA meeting. Send your photos by Monday October 14th to the 2018/19 chairs Alex Moseley and Nic Whitton.
More: Full details and a list of tasks Committee members and Chairs are expected to undertake.
Until November, that’s all folks – remember to use #PlayLearn on Twitter to share your news and stay in touch.