Ben Mardell is a principle investigator at Project Zero. He works on the Pedagogy of Play, Children are Citizens and Inspiring Agents of Change projects. Ben has been associated with Project Zero since 1999, initially as a researcher on the Making Learning Visible (MLV) project and helped co-author Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners. After continuing his work as a preschool and kindergarten teacher, Ben returned as a researcher on MLV and co-authored Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools. Ben's publications include: From Basketball to the Beatles: In Search of Compelling Early Childhood Curriculum and Growing Up in Child Care: A Case For Quality Early Education. When not at PZ, Ben enjoys playing with his family (hiking, swimming and games) and participating in triathlons.

Venue:
English Schools Foundation
25 / F 1063 Kings Road,
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Registration at 8.00 am
on the 16 January 2021.

Play is a core resource for learning. Yet bringing together play and school is complicated. In this session we will consider the core principles that underlie the PoP framework, reflecting on the importance of playful learning and the challenges of keeping play at the center of early childhood classrooms. Participants will explore different ways to explain the power and potential of learning through play to parents and others.

 

INVESTMENT

USD 760 Early Bird offer till 1st August 2020
USD 790 Closing Date 15th December 2020

INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development hours, Lunch and 2 coffee breaks.