Playful Learning 2017After last year’s inaugural event, Playful Learning conference, run in conjunction with the ALT Games and Learning SIG, returns 12 to 14 July 2017 at Manchester Metropolitan University.  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, the conference provides 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.

The call for papers closes on 17 February. The conference’s ethos is to break the traditional conference mould, and programme a range of different types of talks and activities, from research paper discussions to live gaming roleplay events. The organisers want to encourage participants to play with the conference format and try something new.

Submissions are welcome in all areas relating to playful learning in adult education including – but not limited to – higher and further education, playful workplaces, and lifelong learning. Submissions around the theme of virtual and augmented reality are particularly encouraged. Proposers for any session will be invited to publish their work in a special Playful Learning edition of the Research in Learning Technology journal.

More details are available here.