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The Power of Play in Higher Education Roundtable: Where do we go next?

CHEF Seminar (webinar) – free and open to all.

07.10.2020 | Rikke Toft Nørgaard

Dato man 30 nov
Tid 15:00 17:00
Sted A Zoom-link will be shared with the participants closer to the event

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Registration deadline: Please no later than November 25th, 2020, at 23.59 Central European Time (CET)

Time: November 30th, 2020, at 15.00-17.00 Central European Time (CET) 

Max. participants: 120

Chair: Rikke Toft Nørgård, Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark


The Power of Play Roundtable marks the conclusion of this autumn’s Playful Webinar Series intending at establishing intercultural dialogue within the field of playful higher education. As well as aiming to establish a foundation – or a magic circle – for a powerful and playful fellowship of researchers, thinkers and practitioners striving towards more playful universities, higher education and higher education institutions.

In the concluding roundtable the key talkers of this autumn’s webinar series meet up to discuss the power of play, the potentials of playful higher education and the possibilities of more playful higher education futures. What big projects could we create together? What are some big dreams? How could the Playful University Project be a platform for and help support a league of playful thinkers, researchers and practitioners? And where should we go next?

Everyone is invited to join in, dream big and discuss the potential futures of playful higher education. We will during the roundtable create a collective output to catch our dreams and move the agenda forward.

Power of Play Roundtable

  • Alison James, Professor Emerita, University of Winchester, National Teaching Fellow and former Associate Dean Learning & Teaching at the University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, UK.
  • Herdis Toft, Associate Professor and Head of Studies for MA in Children and Youth Culture, University of Southern Denmark, former Head of Studies and Chair of Study Board for Pedagogy, University of Southern Denmark DK.
  • Nicola Whitton, Professor in Teaching and Director of DCAD in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD), Durham University, UK.
  • Helle Marie Skovbjerg, Professor in Design for Play, Design for Play - Lab for Play and Design, Design School Kolding, Denmark and Head of Research for Playful Learning Research Extension, DK.
  • Alex Moseley, Head of Curriculum Enhancement, University of Leicester, National Teaching Fellow and Chair, Playful Learning Association, UK.
  • Luca Morini, Research Fellow, Centre for Global Learning, Education and Attainment, Coventry University, UK.
  • Mathias Poulsen, Research Assistant at Design for Play, Design School Kolding, Founder of CounterPlay and Co-Founder of the national Danish Play Think Tank, DK.

The webinar is organised by the Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF) at Aarhus University.