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Session Number:
B13
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Room Number:
L1168
Speaker:
Bora Kim
Session Host:
Lenore Tarcon

Curriculum Focus:

Grade Level:
DIV I, DIV II,
Title:
Loose Parts Outdoor Play: Better play makes better schools
Topic:
Come play with loose parts and learn how better play can make better schools.
Summary:
Ropes, planks, logs, rocks and boxes may not seem meaningful in an educational setting; however, these types of open-ended materials - loose parts - advance childrenís learning. When loose parts are combined with outdoor play, childrenís learning opportunities are further expanded and maximized. Understanding the magic of loose parts can support you in deepening and enriching childrenís learning experiences, development and therefore, their academic success. You donít have to choose between play and learning.In this session, you will learn about how loose parts in outdoor play become the impetus for academic skills and knowledge as well as fundamental life skills, engage in loose parts play outside, and learn about the evidence based practice of loose parts outdoor play in a school setting from other provinces and countries. A small portion of the session will be held outside rain/snow or shine so please dress appropriately to the weather.
Biography:
Bora Kim is a faculty in the Early Childhood Education program at Lethbridge College. She holds a Masterís degree in Child and Youth Study and advocates childrenís healthy and active life styles through outdoor play.
 

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