What Exactly is Play? And Why is it Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?
About Play: "Play" is a word that we use commonly to refer to children's preferred activities and to some adult activities. But what, really, is play? In this talk Mr. Gray will define the characteristics of play and show how each of them contributes to play’s educational and developmental value. He will also explain why play came about, in natural selection, to promote children’s healthy physical, intellectual, social, moral, and emotional development.
Thursday August 4th 2016, 6:30PM
Dr. Peter Gray
University of Washington - Gowan Hall- Room 301
About Peter Gray:
Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is author of Free to Learn and a 7th edition textbook, Psychology. He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play.