13 Sep 2018, Ruth Thomson
Our flagship event returns to Islington’s Business Design Centre on 1 and 2 February 2019, with a packed programme of CPD-certified seminars and masterclasses, a free exhibition showcasing all the latest equipment, resources and services, Live Theatre presentations, a Nutrition Zone and more.
In Friday’s masterclass, 'The brain, learning and the early years', Prof Paul Howard-Jones will be looking at how learning occurs in the brain, and what this means for early years pedagogy. Joining him at three-hour event to talk about self-regulation and PSED will be Dr Sara Baker and Dr Jenny Gibson, principal investigators at the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) – established by the LEGO Foundation and located at the University of Cambridge.
Saturday's masterclass, 'Playing and creating in a digital world', will look at the emergence of 'converged play' - where children are increasingly combining digital and traditional materials in their play – and its implications for practice. Prof Elizabeth Wood and Dr Liz Chesworth, from the University of Sheffield, will look at play in early learning and suggest ways to enable children to become creative users - rather than passive consumers - of digital technology.
Hour-long seminars across the two days include:
Special features will include:
You can register to attend the show for free, and also book your seminar and masterclass tickets (currently at Early Bird Rates) at: