VETteaching2008 conference


NEOTONY

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The Vocational Education and Training conference VETteaching2008 held 27-29 February at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre was a celebration of VET practice in Queensland.

Thursday’s keynote speaker Glen Capelli (Learning and thinking in smarter ways) emphasised “geting the blend right” against a backdrop of emotive songs. Glen stressed the value of play in freeing up learning wherever it occurs: “Neotony“.

A lunchtime workshop provided by the Vulcana Women’s Circus used a variety of Yoho “Skilled Energy Products” demonstrating brain gym principles.

As a result of these two sessions in particular, I decided to introduce elements of play into my classes.

I looked in Toys R Us at Carindale today for Yoho products, but then chose a magnetic dartboard as a practical alternative. I hung it on the classroom wall according to the recommended spacings, and printed the rules ready to give to students arriving tomorrow.

I plan to use the dartboard  to break up lessons with some focusing exercises. Maybe calculating scores will lead to LLN opportunities as well?

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