‘Play in Education’ Series:
Free to Learn! The Master’s Workshop
(For Educators and Practitioners in Education, Parenting and Related Field)

24 Feb 2017
19:00-21:00
Rm 301, Residential & Amenities Complex, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

‘Play in Education’ Series:
Free to Learn! The Master’s Workshop
(For Educators and Practitioners in Education, Parenting and Related Field)

One of the oddest and most harmful aspects our treatment of children today is our penchant for segregating them into groups by age. We do that not only in schools, but increasingly in out-of-school settings as well. In doing so, we deprive children of a valuable component of their natural means of self-education. Until the modern era of age-graded schooling, children almost always played and explored in age-mixed groups. In this talk, Prof. Gray will present research evidence that older and younger children are naturally drawn to one another and have more to learn from one another than from age-mates. He will explain how younger children acquire advanced physical, social, and intellectual skills through their interactions with older ones, and how older ones enlarge their capacities for leading and nurturing, and retain more of their natural creativity, through interacting with younger ones.

Facilitator:
Professor Peter Gray
Research Professor of Psychology, Boston College

Topic:
Why We Should Stop Segregating Children by Age?

Fee:
Free of Charge (Deposit of HK$100 is required and it will be fully refunded at the guest reception counter when you attend the workshop. Further details regarding payment instructions will be stated in the registration confirmation email)

Quota: 60 (First-come-first-served based on the payment status. Successful registrants will receive a payment confirmation email notification. No walk-in registration will be accepted)

Registration Deadline:
19 February 2017

Payment Deadline (refer to the stamp chop of the cheque mail):
Within one week from the registration date, or 22 February 2017, whichever is earlier.

 

For direction getting to the venue, click HERE.

 

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