[May 2017] Playwork Induction Course 2017 (已完成)

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Playwork is an alternative approach to working with children which has been developed in Europe over the last seventy years, and in Hong Kong since 2009. Anybody who works with children can use playwork practice, which is based on the founding philosophy of the UK adventure playground pioneers. The Induction course explores this underpinning philosophy and explains how it is used to create the practice of playwork


  • Introduces adventure playgrounds and their original founding philosophy and explains how this philosophy was put into practice to create the practice of playwork
  • Sets the problem that adventure playgrounds were created to solve into modern-day contexts and settings
  • Introduces some of the methods and techniques and explores how playwork practice decisions are made
  • Compares a playwork approach to other approaches to working with children


Shelly Newstead 

Playwork Trainer
Managing Director of Common Threads (UK)

Shelly Newstead, Managing Director of Common Threads, has been working with Playright Children’s Association to develop playwork training in Hong Kong since 2009. Shelly is an experienced playwork practitioner and author, and is currently completing at PHD on playwork practice at the Institute of Education in London. She is the Managing Editor of Journal of Playwork Practice, the first academic journal for those working in playwork, and is also the Vice-President of the International Council for Children’s Play. Shelly has already written extensively about many different aspects of playwork, and is currently writing a playwork textbook (to be published by Routledge 2018). She is also the Series Editor for the popular ‘Buskers Guides’ series (now published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers), and the co-editor of ‘Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective’ (to be published by Routledge in August 2017).

Course Code: PT 041-009-1705
Date: 4th May 2017 (Thursday)
9th May 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: InnoCentre (72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon)
Fee: HKD $900(Regular)
Earlybird Fee: HKD $850 (on or before 21st April 2017)
Medium of Instruction: English
Class size: 20
Participants: Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Social workers, Centre supervisors and child related professional
  • “Certificate of Attendance” issued by Playright
  • “Certificate of Achievement” issued by Common threads & Playright for those satisfactory completed the written assessment.
(The certificate is obligatory for those who wish to propose to certificate level)

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