“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand,” Confucius said, and if you believe that playing is a great way to ‘do and understand’ on both the teaching and learning end of the education process (and if you happen to be in London in September), mark your calendar – megamification.com has just the event for you!
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
This Confucius quote is dear to all education reformers and opponents of traditional teacher- and memorization-centered school systems. And whether we approach the need for reform from the position of a gamifier, a game developer, an innovative teacher or an agile coach, we all agree that play is essential in the process and has to be integrated in the classroom as an effective engagement tool and factor facilitating learning.
But its relevance is by no means confined to formal education – this principle is important in a myriad of areas, tasks, and group activities where personal involvement and engagement are crucial to success. Which takes us to another famous quote embraced by #Play14, this time by Benjamin Franklin:
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Inspired by these words of wisdom, #Play14 is an international movement promoting playfulness and dedicated to “facilitation, innovation, change management and happiness”.
The 2016 London #Play14 will take place on September 23-25, and is an “international gathering for people who share the idea that playing is a good and great way to teach, learn and understand”!
It welcomes serious gamers, game designers, agile coaches, teachers, HR specialists, therapists, and anyone interested in new ways to teach, learn, create, and train.
And because #Play14 believes in learning by doing, the event will be an “unconference” – a format where attendees are active participants and session contributors, sharing good practices and initiating topics.
19-21 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8BA
Starts 6pm on Friday, September 23, and continues through Sunday, Sep. 25th.
“Play using metaphors, stories, competitions, sticky notes, drawing, improv, singing, and many others innovative ways!”
Because you too believe in playfulness; want to be more creative, communicative and receptive, as well as a more effective manager, teacher, or community/team leader.