This fall, The Playful University Platform, PUP, is hosting a series of webinars aimed at spurring academic debate, dialogue, community and play. PUP is dedicated to make higher education and the university more playful. Both in relation to learning, teaching, research and everything else that goes on in higher education institutions.
September 10, 2020, 15.00-17.00
October 7, 2020, 15.00-17.00
October 27, 2020, 14.00-16.00
November 12, 2020, 15.00-17.00
November 30, 2020, 15.00-17.00
More information below
Play to connect: Embedding playfulness into higher education learning and research
Date: September 10, 2020, 15.00-17.00
In this webinar Alison James will be making the case for play as a valid and essential means of exploring what we know and how we know it. To do so, she will be drawing on her experiences of supporting playful and creative learning throughout her university career, and also from the raw data of her research project, 'The Value of Play in HE', which she am undertaking currently.
Playful learning in higher education: an inter-cultural dialogue between UK and DK
Date: October 7, 2020, 15.00-17.00
Playful higher education is a growing field of interest both in research, development and practice. This webinar presents the lay of the land and the state of the art by way of two leading scholars within the field of playful learning Professor Helle Marie Skovbjerg and Professor Nicola Whitton.
Leadership, management and strategy are often seen as the least playful of roles in organisations – whether in business or in higher education. They are formal, cold, often delivered from on high to those down below. Set in stone as The Way It Is. Freire suggested an alternative to this: that communities, through scaffolded processes, can be more effective in leading and strategizing themselves than the traditional imposed model.
Rebellious playfulness in higher education
Date: November 12, 2020, 15.00-17.00
Playful higher education is a growing field of interest both in research, development and practice. This webinar explores the more rebellious side of playfulness in higher education by way of two leading thinkers and practitioners within the field of rebelliousness and playfulness, Research Fellow Luca Morini, Coventry University, UK and Research Assistant Mathias Poulsen, Design School Kolding, DK.
Intercultural dialogue roundtable: Where do we go next?
The Power of Play Roundtable marks the conclusion of this autumn’s Playful Webinar Series intending at establishing intercultural dialogue within the field of playful higher education. As well as aiming to establish a foundation – or a magic circle – for a powerful and playful fellowship of researchers, thinkers and practitioners striving towards more playful universities, higher education and higher education institutions.