The Digital Futures Commission launched its first consultation on play at the end of last year. The Commission’s work was introduced by Baroness Beeban Kidron, and followed by a panel discussion chaired by Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE on play in the digital world. The event was also an opportunity to meet some of our Commissioners, who were introduced by some very impressive young people from the Gifted Young Generation.
You can now listen back to the event by clicking below:
Music: Matt Jenkins
Podcast Editor: Chris Janes, Global
The launch event was just the start. The Commission has been having conversations with leading researchers and innovators over the past few weeks, and these fascinating interviews are available on the DFC blog. Please read and share with others that you think might be interested. Our most recent interviews include:
- Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning at the University of Cambridge, who leads a research team investigating the role of play in children’s early development; and
- Katie Salen Tekinbaş, a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California at Irvine, and the founding Executive Director of Institute of Play
The DFC’s consultation on play is now open, and we’re inviting children and young people, parents and carers, and professionals who work with children to share views on the opportunities to play in a digital world. You can find out more about the consultation here.