New He Kupu issue shares Power of Play
Key learnings from New Zealand Tertiary College’s 2019 Symposium are shared in the latest issue of the college’s online early childhood education journal He Kupu.
The October issue explores ‘The Power of Play’ in early childhood education, offering insight into the extensive benefits of play for young children’s learning and development.
Articles are contributed from sector academics, practitioners and researchers, covering the broad spectrum of play based learning in early childhood and reflecting practical and theoretical perspectives of play based learning.
This year’s symposium keynote speaker, international play expert Professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, authors a commentary for the issue in collaboration with Professor Roberta Golinkoff. Their commentary highlights the power of play as a strong pedagogical tool for young children and discusses how play embraces the exact skills needed in the 21st century workplace.
NZTC Chief Executive Selena Fox said she was thrilled to be able to support early childhood academics, practitioners, researchers and college alumni to have their voices heard on such an important topic.
“As educators, parents and lovers of young children, we must be relentless in our championing of the critical importance of play in early childhood,” said Fox.
“This issue of He Kupu supports our ongoing commitment to the sector, offering knowledge, tools and guidance to support early childhood professionals to harness the power of play to enhance children’s wellbeing, development and life success. Let the play continue….!”