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Demystifying Play-Based Learning - Dr Michael Nagel- (PK to Year 2)


DEMYSTIFYING PLAY-BASED LEARNING - PK to Yr                              

Presented by Michael C Nagel PhD

Dr Michael Nagel is an Associate Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he teaches and researches in the areas of cognition, human development, behaviour and learning.  He is the author of thirteen books on child development and learning used by teachers and parents in over twenty countries and has delivered over 300 workshops and seminars for parents and teachers nationally and internationally.  Nominated as Australian Lecturer of the Year each year since 2010, Dr Nagel has been an invited guest on ‘TV New Zealand Breakfast’, ‘Canada AM’, ‘Sunrise’, ‘A Current Affair’ and ‘The Project’.  Dr Nagel is also the Queensland Director of the Australian Council on Children and the Media, a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society, and a feature writer for ‘Jigsaw’ and the ‘Child’series of magazines which collectively offers parenting advice to more than one million Australian readers.                                                                               

Join Dr Michael Nagel and Walker Learning for this exciting session where we explore the world of brain science and examine how scientific evidence about the brain can be used to guide practice, whilst observing the evidence behind the importance of PLAY.                                                                             


  • Explore the theory of play and why play is fundamental for education in the early primary years
  • Discover innovative ways to add value to the teaching of literacy, numeracy, STEM and life skills.
  • Provide strategies for children to explore learning through investigations which link to explicit teaching of all curricular areas.

This session also includes an introductory presentation by our education consultant on PLAY-BASED Learning through Walker Learning pedagogy.

A printed copy of the educator text “ Play Matters" – investigative learning preschool to grade 2 “ authored by Kathy Walker ( ACER Press), will also be included in this session. ( RRP $55 )

Australian Professional Teaching Standards

APTS –1.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1,4.2, 5.4, 6.2

Lunch and Morning Tea Provided

Start & Finish Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm

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June 21st, 2019 9:30 AM   through   3:30 PM
The PRECINCT Conference Centre
2 Ann Nelson Drive

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