‘Play in Education’ Series:
Free to Learn! The Master’s Workshop
(For parents and people who are interested in ‘Play in Learning’)

25 Feb 2017
19:00-21:00
Rm 303, Residential & Amenities Complex, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

‘Play in Education’ Series:
Free to Learn! The Master’s Workshop
(For parents and people who are interested in ‘Play in Learning’)

In the United States and in other Western nations there has been a well-documented, dramatic decline, over the last several decades, in children’s freedom to play with other children, in their own chosen ways, without adult direction. Over this same period there has been a dramatic increase in childhood depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders, and, according to some research, a decline in empathy and in creativity. In this talk, Prof. Gray will present the logic and evidence behind my claim that the decline in free play is a, if not the, major cause of these deleterious effects on children’s well being, and he will describe some ways to remedy this social tragedy. He will describe the mechanisms by which play promotes children’s social, emotional, and intellectual development.

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

Topic:
Why Free Play is Essential to Children’s Healthy Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Development

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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