Following the success of the Early Childhood Leadership Summit (ECLS) in Singapore, Rethasia is thrilled to present Jumpstart 2017 (Philippines).
Jumpstart is an Early Years Symposium specially crafted for Early Childhood Leaders, Researchers and Professionals in the Philippines. Our highly-acclaimed speakers are known internationally for excellence in their areas of expertise. Each year, they bring fresh insights along with their latest research and present an unparalleled learning experience to our participants. It is our hope that through this event, the future generation of leaders will be fully equipped to meet the demands of a fast-changing world.
Our inaugural symposium in 2017 will be helmed by World-Acclaimed Evolutionary Psychologist on Play in Early Childhood, Professor Peter Gray.
Prof. Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College, has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He is author of an internationally acclaimed introductory psychology textbook (Psychology, Worth Publishers), which views all of psychology from an evolutionary perspective.
His recent research focuses on the role of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves, through play and exploration, when they are free to do so.
He has expanded on these ideas in his book, Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Basic Books, 2013). He also authors a blog called Freedom to Learn, for Psychology Today magazine.
The learning was enriching – I benefited from the various perspectives shared by each of the experts. It was refreshing and inspiring to see and feel their passion for early childhood and what we can do for the children.
Rich content, interesting and thoughtful provocations.
This summit has provided extensive knowledge and understanding on in-depth topics. A wonderful experience to share with other educators.
Mindblowing! So many new and exciting ideas were shared!
All speakers shared practical application that can be used in the classroom.
It has rekindled my excitement at how learning and exploring should be central to children’s experience in preschool
Picked up many ideas (implementable ones too). Thank you Rethasia for a great event!
It has been nothing but an awesome, inspiring and innovative journey and equally reassuring I must say. It has reassured me that what I am doing as an educator is important.