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The Art and Science of Play: An Early Childhood Symposium
January 3-5, 2014
"Play is a child’s work.” (Jean Piaget)
$85 Student/Retired/$125 Member/$145 Non-Member (Early Bird Rate)
$95 Student/Retired/$135 Member/$155 Non-Member
Join like-minded colleagues for two days of creative exploration and practical application in the realm of early childhood theatre. The weekend includes a keynote address and dynamic research panel that share and validate the research being done on the powerful impact that participation in the arts has on a child’s development. Additionally, the symposium includes opportunities for teaching artists and theatre professionals to engage in creative drama and arts integration activities. Participants also attend Imagination Stage’s production of Aquarium and engage in "hands on” post-performance sessions on a variety of techniques being used across the country to teach and create theatre for the very young.
Announcing Dr. Roberta Golinkoff To Be The Keynote For The Art and Science of Play: An Early Childhood Symposium
Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff (PhD, 1973, Cornell University), H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education at the University of Delaware, has held the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the James McKeen Cattell prize. More recently, she won the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Service to Psychological Science Award, the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, and was named a Francis Alison Scholar, the highest honor given to faculty at the University of Delaware. Her research focus on language development, the benefits of play, and preschoolers’ early spatial knowledge has resulted in numerous articles and book chapters and 12 books -- including books for parents and practitioners. Passionate about the dissemination of psychological science, she is a co-founder of the Ultimate Block Party movement. She was also an associate editor of Child Development, and has appeared on many radio and television shows and in print media.