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October 2015

LETS GET SERIOUS!

9.10.2015 @ 12:00 - 18:00
PLC Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A + Google Map
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Lets get serious! SGC Finland // Serious Gaming Cluster L E A R N I N G G A M E S 2 0 1 5 Oppiminen peli- ja virtuaalimaailmoissa // Learning in Games and Virtual Worlds Perjantai 9. Lokakuuta // Friday October 9, 12:00-18:00 at PLC Helsinki Helsingin Yliopisto // University of Helsinki, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A Tervetuloa tapaamaan suomalaisia oppimispelialan yrityksiä ja ammattilaisia, testaamaan uusimmat opetuspelit ja kiskomaan oppimisen tulevaisuutta lähemmäs nykyhetkeä. Welcome to meet Finnish learning games industry…

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Digital technologies: Collaborative spaces for children’s talk and play by professor Susan Danby

22.10.2015 @ 08:00 - 17:00
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INVITATION FOR A GUEST LECTURE Join us for a lecture on Digital technologies: Collaborative spaces for children’s talk and play by professor Susan Danby, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Children and Youth Research Centre When: Thursday 22.10.2015 klo 12–14 Where: Hall 166, Siltavuorenpenger 3A (Athena building, 1st floor), Helsinki Intended audience: researchers, doctoral and master-level students Abstract: We know that very young children actively construct their everyday lives through talk. That’s how they make sense of their social, play and…

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December 2015

Exploring Play and Creativity in Young Children’s Use of Tablets

7.12.2015 @ 08:00 - 8.12.2015 @ 17:00
Hall 166, Siltavuorenpenger 3A (Athena-talo, 1. krs), Helsinki + Google Map
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The Playful Learning Center collaborated with the National Board of Education in hosting the Digital Teaching Conference (Virtuaaliopetuksen päivät) on December 7-8, 2015. One of the invited keynote speakers was professor Jackie Marsh from the University of Sheffield. She talked about "Exploring Play and Young Children's Use of Tablets" http://www.oph.fi/download/173341_A1_Jackie_Marsh.pdf

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February 2016

INVITATION TO TWO GUEST LECTURES

3.2.2016 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Minerva 218, Siltavuorenpenger 5A
Helsinki, Finland
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Addressing children’s voices in transition research: Methodological challenges By Dr. Daniela Jadue Roja, University of Chile  Musical play links to children’s learning and self-regulation By Dr. Antonia Zachariou, University of Roehampton, UK When: Wednesday, 03.02. 2016, 14–16 (2-4pm) Where: Minerva 218, Siltavuorenpenger 5A, Helsinki Intended audience: researchers, doctoral and master-level students No registration required. Queries and further information: Playful Learning Center, plc-helsinki@helsinki.fi *************************** Addressing children’s voices in transition research: Methodological challenges Dr. Daniela Jadue Roja, University of Chile  Abstract: Researching with children and acknowledging children’s voices in…

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March 2016

Learning and boardgames: A practical-theory workshop based on gestalt pedagogy

10.3.2016 @ 14:00 - 19:00
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By Hayo Siemsen Workshop 2016, University of Helsinki, Department of Education Is learning linear, a fixed amount of contents taught in a fixed amount of time, or is it exponential, like growth processes in nature? Exponential learning is possible, if one learns as close a possible to sensual perception and the natural development of neuronal processes. Then, “intuition” and “Gestalt” become central. But these are difficult to access with “conscious cognitive” approaches. One effective and efficient way is to use…

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June 2016

Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children: Engaging with emergent research – 1st DigiLitEY Training School, 2016 – Call for participants –

6.6.2016 @ 08:00 - 8.6.2016 @ 17:00
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The Cost Action Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children (DigiLitEY) announces its 1st Training School to be held at the Institute of Education, University of Minho (www.ie.uminho.pt) in Braga, Portugal, from 6th - 8th June, 2016. The technologies through which young children engage with all forms of knowledge are constantly changing and transforming the literacies needed to be competent actors in society. They also challenge the efforts of parents and teachers to support children’s learning and creativity as…

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