Our February meeting was hosted by our very own Playful University Club interns, Shanissa and Tom! Their session was entitled “A reflective evaluation and student experience of playful learning in higher education”.
Their passion for play and education showed in their presentation, where they discussed how playful learning can be incorporated into Higher Education, as well as everything they’ve learnt at the Playful University Club over the past 3 months.
Tom is a medical student in his intercalation year, who has been concerned about burnout in medical careers. Shanissa is in the second year of her Biology degree, and hopes to do a PhD and become a lecturer. They feel that it’s the responsibility of both educators and students to place the learning experience before exams and degree classifications. This involves incorporating play into the Higher Education experience, through learning for fun, microlearning and icebreakers.