Live online events

1 day, 09:30 AM AWST - 03:30 PM AWST


  • PD hours: 6
  • $385.00 excl. GST



Presented by Dr Dee O’Connor

Join us from the comfort of your home or work environment for our NEW online delivery of Teaching & Learning through Play

This session also includes an introductory presentation by our educational consultant on Play-Based Learning through Walker Learning pedagogy.

Dr Dee O’Connor is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Notre Dame, Australia – specialising in Early Childhood Education. Dee holds over 25 years of experience in the field within a variety of positions across early childhood practice, policy and academia.

Professor O’Connor’s research relates to play, learning environments, creativity and child development through education. Dee is a published author and regularly speaks at national and international conferences.

Dee will discuss the importance of child-initiated and self-directed play experiences, and how educators can optimise young children’s learning through a play-based pedagogy.

In this session we will:

  • Explore the theory of play and why play is fundamental for education in the early primary years
  • Discuss the latest neuroscientific breakthroughs and how this impacts our understandings of young children’s development
  • 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 intentional teaching of all curricular areas

Australian Professional Teaching Standards: APTS –1.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1,4.2, 5.4, 6.2

This Event will fill quickly, please book early to avoid disappointment.