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18aug6.00pm7.30pmTickets RequiredSpeaker Series - Week 3 of The learner-friendly houseSpeaker Series 20216.00pm - 7.30pm Type:EventEntry:Paid

Event Details

The learner-friendly house Speaker Series, a Q&A with UOW Early Start researchers. Consisting of four presentations to discuss the learner-friendly household and how to maximise your child’s abilities.

Week Three – The importance of play for development: A focus on literacy

We know that being literate is important for learning, leisure and work now and into our futures. We also know that early literacy is best developed through play experiences. These experiences not only teach children to read and write, but they are also powerful examples of the ways they might communicate in different ways for different reasons themselves. 

The Early Years Learning Framework defines literacy as the capacity, confidence, and disposition to use language in all its forms – music, movement, dance, storytelling, visual arts, media and drama, and of course, talking, listening, viewing, reading, and writing.

With this definition in mind, we will:

  • Explore possibilities for literacy learning through play. 
  • Consider the materials, time, and spaces for play, and the interactions children have with peers and adults. 
  • Examine what play might offer for all children.

 

Cost

Members/Engagement Centres $7.50
Non-Members $10

This Speaker Series will be delivered online via Zoom. Once you have booked, you will receive a Zoom link before the session.

 

About our experts

Jessica Mantei is an Associate Professor in Language and Literacy and the Head of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education. She co-leads the Play, Curriculum, and Pedagogy Early Start Research Group at UOW. Jessica has extended experience with children in their initial years of school, with particular expertise in teaching reading. One of Jessica’s research interests is about the ways educators support young children’s literacy learning through play. 

Mitchell Parker is a Ph.D. candidate and member of the Early Start’s Play, Pedagogy, and Curriculum research group. As a former early childhood teacher, he uses his teaching experiences to inform his research. Mitchell is the NSW State Director of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) and was awarded an ALEA Fellowship in recognition of his work in literacy education.

Time

(Wednesday) 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location

Online

Suggested Ages

Adults only

Price

From $10

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