#PlayLearn September Round-up

Hello Playful People – for those in the Education world it’s the start of another academic year…so with open arms we welcome you to this months round-up!

A group photo from the Playful Learning conference with everyone showing open arms.
The Playful Learning Association “a little community spilling out awesomeness into the world” – Sam Clarke

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 now open and we’re asking for session ideas.
  • What do you think about adult playfulness? Members are asked to complete this survey about the value of play in higher education by researchers at the University of Edinburgh.
  • The next UK Play14 (unconference on play) is Sept 27-29th in London but also has other European dates coming up.
  • For anyone in the Denmark area (or planning a trip) check out this digital/toy bootcamp event from Playtrack on 9th Sept in Aarhus:

What else is coming up this year? Check the 2019/20 diary – and look out for the bi-annual elections for PLA Chair coming up in October

What did you miss?

Two conference attendees hugging a tree.
Screenshot of 4 tweets with captions for the photo above including "The blue team are accused of cheating when rival contestants are discovered superglued to a tree"

To continue the learning and playing over the year, our presenters are starting to add resources, challenges and thoughts: read them and comment on the PL19 Resources and Challenges page.

Reading and Writing: 
A new article from the Journal of Play in Adulthood. The PLA encourages you to submit your work!

Meet Sam! Each month we will introduce a PLA member through 5 photos telling their Playful Learning journey. This month we feature Sam Clarke, Research Assistant, Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University. Find out why Sam thinks she used to be a cat.

Photo of person wearing a monster mask
Is that Sam under there?

That’s all for now, to share your news in the October round-up, just comment below or use #PlayLearn on Twitter.

Photo from the Playful Learning conference of the winning Blue team waving.
That’s all for now folks!

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