Posted on February 8, 2016 by Christopher Thrall

Pretending to learn: Why play matters. Psychology professor Dr. Paula Marentette explores the value of boredom, curiosity and free play in this Augustana Lunch & Learn session. “Childhood is in a precarious state in our culture,” she says. “It seems that we consider childhood to be a precious time, while simultaneously undermining children’s opportunity to …

Pretending to learn: Why play matters.

Pretending to Learn Poster - Mar16Psychology professor Dr. Paula Marentette explores the value of boredom, curiosity and free play in this Augustana Lunch & Learn session.

“Childhood is in a precarious state in our culture,” she says. “It seems that we consider childhood to be a precious time, while simultaneously undermining children’s opportunity to benefit from it. If we overschedule, overstimulate, and oversupervize our children – do we all lose?”

In her 45 minute talk, Dr. Marentette will focus in particular on imaginative play and consider its importance for children’s learning.

12 noon  |  Tuesday, March 1
Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room

FREE EVENT – $5 lunch available

To reserve, please email olafson@ualberta.ca or call 780-679-1626


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One response to Lunch & Learn: Pretending to Learn

  • Kay Steblyk said:
    Feb 18, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    Please register me for this Lunch and Learn lecture.
    No restrictions for lunch.

    Deb – hope you had a good holiday in Palm Springs.

    Kay