INTERNATIONAL PLAY CONFERENCE 2018

INTERNATIONAL PLAY CONFERENCE_2018_ AGENDA

*Note- Details will be updated as and when finalised

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Meet our delegates:

 

 

 

EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

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We are happy to announce the themes of the three plenary sessions; Play across Lifespan, Play in Academics and Right to Play. Watch out this space for more details. Details of the speakers to follow soon.

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The International Play Conference 2018 creates a platform where Play and Human Development can be
explored and experienced through various panel discussions and interactive workshops. It seeks to
promote contextually relevant research and studies on play. It further facilitates collaborations and
networks of organisations working in the play and development space.

Headstreams in collaboration with St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Christ University,
Smt.VHD Central Institute of Home Science and Gudgudee, take this opportunity to invite you to
participate in the conference by registering at https://goo.gl/fa7Q9t

THEME AND SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

Play and Human Development

What is play? Is play purely a child’s domain? What is the course of play

development? What is the role of play in fostering learning and development?

Indeed, how does play manifest in the world today – in academic settings, across

socio-economic realities, along one’s lifespan? What are cultural differences and similarities in play? How is play related to brain development, technology use, and other dynamic human systems (Bergen, 2015)? Given that play contributes significantly to well-being, could it be a fundamental human right?

Play theorists are unanimous in their understanding that play is a behaviour that is freely chosen and intrinsically motivated. Several research studies across various disciplines have delved into issues of play and have proved that play is crucial to well-being and holistic health. However, these have largely examined play in early childhood development; studies of play in other developmental stages are relatively fewer in number, highlighting an urgent need for attention.

Further, the criticality of play in enhancing physiological, cognitive, emotional and social health is still not widely acknowledged and practiced – as evidenced in rapidly shrinking playspaces and opportunities in all our lives.

There is also a need to examine play within the larger development context. Indeed, if human development is defined as the process of enlarging people’s freedoms and opportunities and improving their well-being, the role of play within such development is a pertinent query. Amartya Sen’s ideas on capabilities, which operationalises this human development approach, offers a paradigm shift in examining how play contributes to the freedom people have to decide who to be, what to do, and how to live.

Amartya Sen’s ideas on Capabilities which operationalises the human development approach offers a paradigm shift in examining how play contributes to the freedom people have to decide who to be, what to do, and how to live.

The International Play Conference 2018 creates a platform where play and human development can be explored and experienced through various panel discussions and interactive workshops. It seeks to promote contextually relevant research and studies on play. It further facilitates collaborations and networks of organizations working in the play and development space.

References:
Bergen, Doris. (2015). Psychological Approaches to the Study of Play. American Journal of Play, 8(1),101-128. Retrieved  from https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1080018.pdf
Fukuda-Parr, Skiko. (2003). The Human Development Paradigm: Operationalizing  Sen’s  Ideas on Capabilities. Feminist Economics, 9(2-3), 301-31. Retrieved from http://www.humandevelopment.uz/uploads/courses/Summer%20school%202010/FukudaParr.pdf

HOST ORGANISATIONS

HEADSTREAMS

Established in 2008, Headstreams was founded by a team of community development experts, educationists and mental health professionals.  It focuses on promoting self-reliance and facilitating community development through promotion of creative learning skills to enhance positive mental health. Headstreams has been recognized as one of the leading pioneers in re-imagining learning and innovative education practices. Headstreams creates safe play spaces within low-income communities with the participation of youth from within the area and surrounding neighborhoods. Using principles of play, youth are trained to be co-creators and facilitators in a play environment. For more details, please log on to http://www.headstreams.org

ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)

St Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bengaluru is one of the oldest colleges in the State of Karnataka with a history of more than 130 years. It imparts graduate, post-graduate, and research education while searching, renewing and expanding itself, attempting to be ever relevant to the changing landscapes of time. The College believes in the Jesuit and constitutional ideal of contributing towards a society of equality, fraternity and liberty through an admission policy of preferential option or the poor. Merit is understood in a larger perspective here. While it is the desire of the College to provide quality education to as many young men and women from all sections of society, it proactively extends support  to students who lack opportunities. The College is Re-accredited with A++Grade and 3.79/4 CGPA by NAAC and recognized as “College of Excellence” by UGC. The department of Psychology is happy to co-host the International Play Conference this year. http://www.sjc.ac.in 

CHRIST (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY)

Established in 1969 as Christ College, the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India conferred Autonomy to Christ College in 2004 and identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence in 2006. In 2008 under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India, declared the institution a Deemed to be University. Accredited in 1998 by the NAAC, and subsequently in 2004 and 2016, Christ (Deemed to be University) has the top grade ‘A’ in the 4-point scale. https://christuniversity.in

SMT. VHD CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF HOME SCIENCE (AUTONOMOUS)

Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science (Autonomous), Bengaluru is one of the premier women’s Colleges in Karnataka, affiliated to Bangalore University and is a Government run College. The Home Science Department was founded in 1951 and in 1961 Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science (Autonomous) came into existence, as an answer to the increasing demands for higher education among young women. Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science (Autonomous) has been awarded ‘A’ grade by NAAC. http://gfgc.kar.nic.in/vhdhomescience

GUDGUDEE

Gudgudee is a design studio that focuses on design for ‘PLAY’. It was started in 2014 by Anjali Menon and Aditi Agrawal, both industrial designers from NID. Within short span of its conception, Gudgudee has partnered with schools, real estate developers and government to build playgrounds that go beyond the typical swings and slides. The studio has also won the iF Concept Design Award in Germany. http://www.gudgudee.in

We thank the faculty and students of Mount Carmel College Autonomous for extending their support.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Venue:  St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru, India

Date:      March 2 – 3, 2018

Time:     9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Registration details: Kindly register using https://goo.gl/fa7Q9t  

Registration Fee (INR): 1800

Early Bird Registration (INR): 1200 (Early bird registration closes on February 15, 2018)

For Students: 50% discount on Registration fee on providing valid college ID proof

*Note – (Registration fee includes conference kit, lunch and tea)

For any queries, please contact:
Abhishikta or Linnet
Ph: +91-80-25200318, +91-9980723101, +91-9036499245

Email: playconference2018@headstreams.org

DETAILS OF BANK ACCOUNT TO PAY THE REGISTRATION FEES

Account  Name: Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society

Name of the bank: Indian Overseas Bank

Branch: Shantinagar Branch

Type  of  Account: Savings  Bank

Account No.: 013601000013100

MICR code: 560020005   |     IFSC: IOBA0000136

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. To get details about accommodation around the venue, please write to us.

For details on how to reach :

St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous),

Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru, India, please refer to the link:

https://goo.gl/Ec1DBg

For further queries, please write to us at playconference2018@headstreams.org

Note: Please email a screenshot of the online transaction details to playconference2018@headstreams.org

 

Images of International  Play Conference 2017
250+ participants, 30 delegates from India and abroad
 3 panel discussions, 13 experiential workshops and 28 play stalls