Our 2023 Masterclass will be an intensive 50-hours seminar on Play and how it connects kids to the real world (the life-derived learning approach).

The seminar will be organized by Dorothy Snot  for a limited number of participants in school premises in Athens between April 24 - May 12, 2023 and will be delivered by the renowned British playworker Meynell Walter  plus Dorothy Snot’s academic coordinator Nikos Kritsantonis.

At the end of the 50-hours seminar, participants will have been deeply introduced into the knowledge & understanding of what play is and the importance of play in children’s life & education process.

Participants will receive official attendance certificates on Playwork & Life-derived learning approach. More than that, exceptional participants will receive job offers from Dorothy Snot preschool!

The seminar will be held for a limited number of learners, both indoors & outdoors in two cycles, a morning & an evening one & is addressed to anyone willing to enhance his/her understanding on how Freely Chosen, Non-Directed Play, can be the main Early Education element allowing children to discover the real world, at their own unique pace, through Respect, Freedom & Trust.

Early birds applying up to February 28, 2023 will enjoy a special discounted participation fee of 495 euros.

Learn more about the 2023 Masterclass on Play &  book one of the few seats available here!

Meynell Walter
Meynell WalterDelivering Play Principles
Nikos Kritsantonis
Nikos KritsantonisDelivering Life-derived Learning Principles

Future is better with play

The "idea" behind
the Conference

All of us who implement progressive models on Early Education, know one thing for sure: Play that is not controlled by the adults, is the one and only element children really need to grow....

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27 - 30 Αpril 2022, Athens, Greece
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Key Speakers

Suzanne Axelsson
Suzanne AxelssonKey Speaker on
Original Learning
"Teacher Tom" (aka Tom Hobson)Key Speaker on
The Loose Parts Mindset: Democracy, Education & the Rights of Children
Meynell Walter
Meynell WalterKey Speaker on
How Not Talking to Children is the Best Way to Support Play
Stella Kasdagli & Pinelopi Theodorakakou
Stella Kasdagli & Pinelopi TheodorakakouKey Speakers on
Gender Equality in Play
John Axelsson
John AxelssonKey Speaker on
Sleep & Brain Development
Angelos Patsias
Angelos PatsiasKey Speaker on
Shifting Schools into Inquiry Hubs

Presenters

Alice Ball
Alice BallPresenter on
Play & Patience
Petia Gieva
Petia GievaPresenter on
Play Habitat in Pandemics
Elin N. W. Tausen & Jógvan Philbrow
Elin N. W. Tausen & Jógvan PhilbrowPresenters on
Play in the Faroese Pedagogy
Maria Davou
Maria DavouPresenter on
Play (to Teach a Foreign Language)
Bettina Atwill
Bettina AtwillWorkshop on
Leveraging Play through STEAM
Aspasia Skoufidi
Aspasia SkoufidiPresenter on
Teachers as Loose Parts
Dionysia Daskalaki & Marousa Dagkli
Dionysia Daskalaki & Marousa DagkliPresenters on
From the School Yard to the Moon & Beyond
Maya Lan & Danielle McCrea
Maya Lan & Danielle McCreaPresenters on
Processing Crisis through Play
Eliza Duenow
Eliza DuenowPresenter on
Creative Consciousing
Fotini Houtou & Ermioni Ntetsika
Fotini Houtou & Ermioni NtetsikaWorkshop on
Connecting Physical to Digital World in Early Years
Hara Sfetsa
Hara SfetsaPresenter on
The Therapeutic Power of Touch in Child's Play
Angela Stallard
Angela StallardPresenter on
Play Across Communities in Times of Crisis
Justine Antoniou
Justine AntoniouWorkshop on
Pop & Play to Remember our Childhood
Alan Herron
Alan HerronPresenter on
Children’s play & covid recovery
Ilias Karantoniou
Ilias KarantoniouWorkshop
on DIY for kindergarteners
Şeyda Çevik
Şeyda ÇevikWorkshop on
Storytelling
Stelios Michelakis
Stelios MichelakisPresenter on
Α School Fit for Every Learner
Serafim Serafetinidis
Serafim SerafetinidisWorkshop
on Outdoor Play
Ndioba Ngom
Ndioba NgomWorkshop on
Rhythm & Djembe
Thanos Athanasiadis
Thanos AthanasiadisWorkshop on
Outdoor Play
Prodromos Markopoulos
Prodromos MarkopoulosWorkshop on
Learning through Tech Play
Andrea Schauer Hansen
Andrea Schauer HansenPresenter on
Preparing children for school and life by starting their STEAM journey and building social skills

e-Ticket

In 2022 Athens Play Conference, we hosted in total 22 keynote speeches, presentations & discussions covering a wide range of Play In the Early Years. Buying an e-Ticket for the price of 49 euros gives you the chance to watch them all recorded, in your computer or your mobile device.

As soon as we verify your payment you will receive instructions and a special code, in order to connect and watch the total content covering more than 3,5 hours.

So, hurry up to grasp all the wisdom produced!

e-Ticket
  • for 2022 Athens Play Conference Participants
49€

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Dorothy Snot  is a top class urban experiential, play-based learning preschool, located in Athens. We are very proud of our cutting edge philosophy, our work, our people and our associates.

This dynamic conference aims to widely present how Play, that is not controlled by the adults, can be the one and only Early Education element allowing children to discover the real world, at their own unique pace, through Respect, Freedom and Trust.

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