Learning through Play and Imagination

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Due to health and safety concerns related to the pandemic, Learning through Play and Imagination is now scheduled for April 1–2, 2022.
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Update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and SRCD Meetings

#LearnPlay22

Many have argued that children learn through playing, hearing stories, and engaging in a variety of imaginative activities. But how, exactly, does this process work? Which aspects of play sessions or fictional stories are particularly effective for children’s learning, and why? Which topics do children learn most readily through these kinds of activities, and at what ages? How do aspects of children’s individual temperaments or developmental environments impact this process? This special topic meeting examines these and other related questions, with the aim of identifying gaps in the literature and proposing evidence-based strategies for how play and imagination can best be used in early education with topics such as:

  • Physical Play and Play Space Design
  • Non-Human Play
  • Imagination and Media in Early Childhood
  • Play and Imagination across Cultures
  • And more!
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Questions? Email programoffice@srcd.org.

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Learning through Play and Imagination

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Due to health and safety concerns related to the pandemic, Learning through Play and Imagination is now scheduled for April 1–2, 2022.
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Schooling and Education
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SRCD 2021 Biennial Meeting

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April 7-9, 2021 | Virtual
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Biological, Physical, and Motor Development
Cognition and Perception
Developmental Disabilities
Diversity, Identity, and Social Justice
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Language and Communication
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Parents and Families
Schooling and Education
Science & Social Policy
Social and Emotional Development
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