Playful Learning


July 13, 2016 – July 15, 2016

Playful Learning is pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults. Playful in approach and outlook, yet underpinned by robust research and working practices, we’ll be providing a space where teachers, researchers and students can play, learn and think together. A space to meet other playful people and be inspired by talks, workshops, activities and events. Based in the heart of Manchester, we’ll also be exploring some of the city’s playful spaces with evening activities to continue the fun and conversations after the formal programme ends.

Playful learning will run over three days, from lunchtime on Wed 13 July 2016 to lunchtime on Friday 15 July 2016.

Playful Learning will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Birley Campus, in the Brooks Building, 20 minutes walk from the centre of Manchester. Accommodation will be made available on campus in student accommodation, but there are also many excellent hotels within a short walk of the campus.

We are looking for contributions in the field of play, games, and engagement specifically as they relate to adult learning. The conference aims to be multi-disciplinary and we welcome submissions from all area, including (but not limited to) education, computing, game studies, and psychology. We are interested in theoretical and practical contributions, and want to bring together research, development and innovative practice. We also welcome contributions from students and non-academic areas.

Abstracts can be up to 1000 words; this is a maximum, not an expectation, and fewer words are fine too. Please indicate in your abstract how much time you would like for your session and give an overview of how you plan to structure the session and any additional (or unusual) requirements you have.

The call for proposals is now closed.

You can track the progress of your submission at any time from the 'User Home' page.

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