Ludicology

Training Projects

Saturday September 28, 2019

In this blog we identify a range of the training work we have undertaken in the past few years, designing and delivering professional development opportunities to a wide variety of audiences. Our training and professional development programmes focus on children's play (no surprises there) and the conditions that support children to play. Our training is always tailored to the needs of the audience so do get in touch if you require something specific.

Training Courses and Workshops

Play: The Sense in the Nonsense – for Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Doncaster AND, Barnsley Outstanding Childcare & Early Years Educators Group, Manchester Young Lives, and Flintshire County Council.

Children’s Play and Intervention – for Manchester Young Lives and Barnsley MBC.

Children’s Right to Play – for students on the Doctorate in Education and Child Psychology at The University of Manchester.

Managing Risk in Playfor Manchester Young Lives, Play Scotland in Edinburgh, Play Wales Spirit conference, Play Northern Ireland, National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne, Barnsley MBC, Barnsley Outstanding Childcare & Early Years Educators Group, and Manchester City Council.

 

Conferences, Keynotes and Presentations:

Home Life – a conference focusing on creating the conditions for more playful parenting. Designed and delivered by Ludicology in partnership with the North Wales Play Officers Group and subsequently repeated five times in various locations across Wales.

Play and Public Health – keynote and joint facilitation of three conferences in various locations around Wales, with Play Wales.

Assessing Play Sufficiency in Wrexham, North East Wales – presentation at ‘Children’s Play in the Urban Environment’ a Child in the City conference in London; as part of a symposium on Children’s Access to their Right to Play at the International School Psychology Association Annual Conference at the University of Manchester; Building Tools for Play seminar in Edinburgh; Child in the City Conference Copenhagen; Play and Playwork: Research and Practice conference at Leeds Beckett University.

Exploring Play Sufficiency Through the Voices of Children – presentation at the Spirit conference in Cardiff and the Play and Playwork: Research and Practice conference at Leeds Beckett University.

Play Sufficiency, an Organising Principle for Child Friendly Cities – presentation as part of the Child Friendly Cities symposium at the Green Party National Conference in Bristol.

Working with Uncertainty in Children’s Playpresentation at the School Life conference in Blaenau Gwent and Llandudno for Play Wales and Conwy Council’s Risk and Play seminar

Dynamic Risk Benefit Assessment 101presentation at the National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne.

Loose Parts Play: Making Sense of the Research – key note and workshop for Barnsley Early Years and Family Services as part of their quality improvement event and again at the School Life conference in Blaenau Gwent and Flintshire for Play Wales.

Play: The sense in the nonsense / The importance of the seemingly frivolous – for Barnsley Early Years and Family Services as part of their quality improvement event, Flintshire Council, Manchester City Council, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust and Doncaster Family Hubs, and The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.

How a Play Intervention Program Influenced the Lives of Two Primary School Communities’ – presentation delivered at the Towards Play Sufficiency: Making Sense of the Research conference in Wrexham for Play Wales, the National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne and the Play and Playwork: Research and Practice conference for Leeds Beckett University.

Developing and Sharing Knowledge to Better Support Play – presentation to students and staff of the Doctorate in Education and Child Psychology at The University of Manchester.

Play Sufficiency and its Implications for Playwork – keynote at the Manifesto for Play policy roadshow for Play England and the Playwork Foundation at Sycamore Adventure Playground in Dudley.

What’s the Role of Playwork Directly and Remotely in Co-creating Conditions for Playing? presentation at the National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne.

 

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