The theme for Playshop is designing learning with a "playful" spirit. The exclamation mark ("!") after the word, "playful" can account for any number of words, such as "spirit", "passion", "lifestyle", "design", etc. Anything you would like to insert! The word "playful" in itself contains many hidden meanings and we would like to feel this playful spirit by engaging in activities and by building relationships with other learners and with knowledge itself in every day living. Our hope is that everyone will become designers of their own intelligence as well as to feel an invaluable sense of motivation (what we have termed, "playful motivation") as they begin to bridge verbal and nonverbal expressions by manipulating provocative and evocative objects found in your surroundings daily. Can you think about creating a drama of your experience which is meaningful to you and those around you so that it may become an emotional and en-spirited story to build on and to tell others?
Unfortunately, the term, "playful" is often used for children, rather than adults. In addition, in psychology or education, play research often focuses on the period between infancy and toddler-hood. However, our hope is that "play" or the "playful spirit" will be woken up in the hearts of all youth as well as adults, creating a pure, intimate and self-empowering relationship with objects and occurrences of everyday life. Please share with us, your playful stories.