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Listen to our conversations with many experts on play and early childhood education. We speak to researchers, educators and leaders of world famous approaches as well as professional development providers.
In Conversation with PETER GRAY Ph.D.
In our first ever 'In Conversation with the Experts' we spoke to Peter Gray Ph.D. Research Professor at Boston College (USA) and author of the book 'Free to Learn: Why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant and better students for life'. Peter Gray has spent decades researching children and play. You can find much of his work on the website Pyschology Today where he writes a blog called 'Freedom to Learn'.
In Conversation with TOM HOBSON AKA TEACHER TOM
Ahead of the Play First Summit 2020 we were 'In Conversation with Teacher Tom' talking about childrens rights and play based learning. Tom Hobson is an early years educator, speaker, author, and artist. As well as publishing two books he has written daily on his blog 'Teacher Tom's Blog' since 2010. You can also find out more about him on his website.
In Conversation with GREG BOTTRILL
Greg is an experienced early years educator, trainer, expert and author. He has written two popular books, 'Can I Go & Play Now?' and 'School and the Magic of Children'. Greg works with educators and schools around the world bringing more play to children's education. We talked with Greg about play and how to co-play with children. You can find more of his amazing work on his website also called 'Can I Go and Play Now'.
In Conversation with THE CURIOSITY APPROACH
In this episode of 'In Conversation with the Experts' we talked with Stephanie and Lyndsey, the creators of 'The Curiosity Approach', a modern day approach to early childhood education. Stephanie and Lydnsey run their own early years settings, have two books on their approach and work with schools around the world bringing the curiosity approach to the world.
In Conversation with FAIRY DUST TEACHING'S SALLY HAUGHEY
In this episode of 'In Conversation with the Experts' we talked with Sally Haughey, the founder of 'Fairy Dust Teaching'. Sally is an artist, author and early childhood educator. Sally is passionate about children and bringing play and joy to their lives through holistic learning. Through Fairy Dust Teaching parents and educators can join a community of passionate advocates for children and play as well find trainings, workshops and professional development opportunities.
In Conversation with SUSAN STACEY
In this episode of 'In Conversation with the Experts' I talked with Susan Stacey, author of four books on emergent curriculum, inquiry based learning, pedagogical documentation and teaching in a unscripted classroom. Susan Stacey has extensive knowledge and experience with following children's interests as the basis for good early years education. You can find out more about her at on her website.
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