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STEM Hour: Unlocking STEM through risky play in early learning

Thu 14th Nov 2024
12:
00
p.m. 
to 01:
00
p.m. 
Australia/Sydney

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom.

Price $30.00

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Event description

In this one-hour STEM Hour, our expert guests will unpack their inspiring research exploring the role of risky play in early childhood education and how it can enhance early STEM learning. Some of the areas we’ll explore include: the different forms of risky play; how it can be safely implemented and encouraged; and how risky play can intersect effectively with early STEM learning environments. 

Purchasing a ticket allows you to tune in live or via a recording. The recording will be shared via email following the event and can be viewed for 3 days after the email is sent. This STEM Hour will be held on:

Thursday 14 November 2024

Time zones: 12-1pm (AEDT), 11am-12pm (AEST), 9-10am (AWST), 10:30-11:30am (ACST), 11:30am-12:30pm (ACDT)

We’re thrilled to announce our two risky play expert speakers: 

Dr Shirley Wyver is a senior lecturer in child development at Macquarie University’s School of Education. She is the chief investigator in a multidisciplinary team known as the Sydney Playground Project. Her research and teaching focuses on how outdoor play interventions can impact a range of physical and social outcomes for young children. 

Kelly West is the Service Director of Adamstown Community Early Learning and Preschool, which was involved in a nine-month research project in which 60 children — aged six months to five years — were exposed to risky play. Children were taught to play with fire, power tools, and knives as part of building their confidence, resilience, and risk awareness. Kelly West has fascinating insights into how risky play continued at Adamstown after the research period concluded, as well as from her perspective as an educator and behavioural development specialist.  

Refund Policy

Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event

Date and time

Thu 14th Nov 2024
From 12:
00
p.m.
to 01:
00
p.m.
Timezone: Australia/Sydney

In stock

Online Event

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom. If you are attending the webinar live, the Zoom link will be in your confirmation email after you’ve booked your ticket.

If you are watching the webinar recording later, the link to the recording will be emailed to you in the days following the live webinar. You’ll then have 3 days to view the recording before the link expires.

Early STEM Education Awards

Every educator who attends a 2024 Little Scientists workshop will receive one free month of LoveHeart’s Pro Plan, an AI tool designed to help early childhood educators understand children’s development and uses your observations to create learning stories, learning plans, and more. LoveHeart is a major sponsor of Little Scientists Early STEM Education Awards 2024.

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