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::: Malarkey is here @ www.malarkeyon.com.au

March 25th, 2014


Malarkey is a partnership between UK playworker Marc Armitage and Australian early education blogger at Irresistible Ideas for play based learning Donna Ridley.

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Working under the name Malarkey this pair intends to blow Australia and New Zealand away by providing a whole range of exciting and innovative events aimed at enthusing and challenging people working for and with children and young people whoever they might be, wherever they might work, and whomever they might be working with.

Malarkey has a range of events that bring together people to share, learn and experiment. It has small events and large, in-depth theoretical events as well as hands-on skills based events, local targeted events and broader destination extravagances.

Malarkey is starting off 2014 with a number of seminar Tours by some key presenters in the field of playwork and early child education. We will be providing something in every state and territory in Oz plus also visiting NZ … but watch this space because we have other sorts of events coming too … I wonder, for example, what exactly is a Gathering? And what on earth is a Think-Tank?

At Malarkey we are currently running sessions with Marc Armitage

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Journey into Play

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and plans are under way for Aunt Annies first tour in June/July this year

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You can also keep up to date with all that is going on via our Facebook pages …

Malarkey

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Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

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Marc Armitage at Play

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 Journey into Play

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Aunt Annie’s Childcare

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For all the details about what is happening in the world of Malarkey please go to the Malarkey website and take a look around. You will find us at www.malarkeyon.com.au. Please direct email enquiries to info@malarkeyon.com.au.


::: Marc Armitage – Australian tour 2014 update

February 14th, 2014


Bookings are coming in thick and fast for Marc’s fist 2014 tour in Australia beginning in March. Marc will be visiting and presenting his amazing professional development session throughout areas in VIC, N.S.W, the A.C.T and QLD during March, April and May.

“Play must happen before learning can occur.” ~ Marc Armitage
 
Marc Armitage is the most knowledgable and renowned consultant of play we have lecturing in Australia today. 
 
Marc Armitage; independent UK playworking consultant, is in Australia for 2014 offering his highly sought after professional development sessions on the importance of PLAY in a series of state by state tours. Marc is an independent consultant, researcher and writer in children’s play and the wider social world of children and young people. He began his professional career as a playworker in the early 1980s and became a freelance consultant in 1989. 
Marc now spends his time traveling the world imparting his knowledge on the importance of children’s play with people working with children and young people at conferences, seminars and professional development events. 
His audience includes educators from Pre-school, Family Day Care, Childcare, Home Schools, Out of School Hours Care, Primary Schools, Community Groups, Tertiary Institutions, Universities and Local Government. A wide range of passionate early childhood professionals with different levels of experience; In fact around four and half thousand of them over the past eighteen months in Australia alone! 
The response in Australia to Marc’s philosophy on the importance of play and how we can put his ideas into practice in our own environments, has been nothing but phenomenal. 
Marc is ready for another busy year of touring with his ‘North, South, East, West tour beginning in Australia in March, taking in every state and territory during the year and hopping over to New Zealand in the second half of the year. He may even find time to revisit the East Coast of America to expand on the work he did there in March 2013.
We are delighted that Marc has chosen to spend 2014 in Australia; based in Melbourne. We are currently accepting expressions of interest from individuals and organisations, working with children and young people who would like to secure Marc for a full day or evening of professional development in their setting, school, offices or other suitable venues. Marc is also available as a high quality keynote speaker conference speaker.
Marc’s work is based on 30 years of his own research and experience. Not only is he a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the importance of playing, he is engaging, personable, inspiring and highly entertaining … It all adds up to a fun and empowering learning experience for his participants.

If you would like further information on Marc Armitage, including his professional development topics and pricing schedule so you can host him please let us know and we will send you an information package.

Email us at marcatplay.ontour@gmail.com 

YOU CAN KEEP UPDATE WITH MARC VIA HIS …

Marc Armitage Website and his Marc Armitage at Play Facebook  and Twitter Page.

Also via the Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning Facebook and Twitter Pages.

NOW! … SEE WHERE YOU CAN ATTEND A MARC ARMITAGE SESSION

MARCH 15th - Hosted in Gladstone QLD by Rio Tinto Alcan

Conference Keynote Address & Master Class THIS IS A CLOSED EVENT

Conference Keynote Address & Master Class
THIS IS A CLOSED EVENT

MARCH 18th - Hosted in Brighton VIC by Bayside and Kingston Teachers Network in conjunction with Xavier College, Kostka Hall 

April 18th - The role of the adult in children's PLAY: The PLAY cycle

April 18th – The role of the adult in children’s PLAY: The PLAY cycle

MARCH 19th- Hosted in Craigieburn VIC by YMCA Craigieburn West 

March 19th - Craigieburn West

March 19th – We all want more Play in our setting: So what’s putting us off?

MARCH 21st  - Hosted in Lethbridge VIC by Golden Plains Shire Council .

March 20th – We all want more PLAY in our setting: So what’s putting us off?

MARCH 20th  - Hosted in Bannockburn VIC by Golden Plains Shire Council .

March 20th - We all want more PLAY in our setting: So what's putting us off? March 21st - The 'DO" approach to PLAYING: PLAY, learning and the reality of children's PLAY

March 20th – We all want more PLAY in our setting: So what’s putting us off?
March 21st – The ‘DO” approach to PLAYING: PLAY, learning and the reality of children’s PLAY
(March 21st is a CLOSED EVENT)

MARCH 22nd – Hosted in Melbourne VIC by REGGIO Emilia Australia

Marc 22nd - Conference Keynote Address - More Play

Marc 22nd – AGM Keynote Address – More PLAY

MARCH 25th / 26th – Hosted in Yarralumla ACT by  Communities at Work

March 25th - The Role of the Adult in Children's Play: The Play Cycle March 26th - More Than just Flapping a Parachute Games Day

March 25th – The role of the adult in children’s PLAY: The PLAY Cycle
March 26th – More than just flapping a parachute: Games day

MARCH 27th – Hosted in Camberra ACT by Oorama Education

March 27th - We all want more PLAY in our setting: So what's putting us off

March 27th – We all want more PLAY in our setting: So what’s putting us off

MARCH 29th – Hosted in Cooma North N.S.W. by  Cooma North Preschool

March 29th - The 'DO' approach to playing: The link between pretend play and the magic garden

March 29th – The ‘DO’ approach to playing: The link between pretend play and the magic garden

MARCH 31st – Hosted in Wagga Wagga N.S.W. by MalarkeyWagga Wagga registration March 31st 2014

March 31st - The 'DO' approach to PLAYING: PLAY, learning and the reality of children's PLAY

March 31st – The ‘DO’ approach to PLAYING: PLAY, learning and the reality of children’s PLAY

APRIL 2nd - Hosted in Sydney N.S.W. by UTS Childcare Inc.

April 2nd - The role of the adult in children's PLAY: The PLAY cycle THIS IS A CLOSED EVENT

April 2nd – The role of the adult in children’s PLAY: The PLAY cycle
THIS SESSION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ‘UTS CHILDCARE’ EMPLOYEES

APRIL 4th -  Hosted in Wollongong N.S.W. by Early Years Care

April 4th - Full Day Session

April 4th – Full Day Session

APRIL 5th – Hosted in Newcastle N.S.W. by Natural Play for Children

April 5th - The 'DO' approach to PLAYING: PLAY, learning and the reality of children's PLAY

April 5th – The ‘DO’ approach to PLAYING: PLAY, learning and the reality of children’s PLAY

 APRIL 7th - Hosted in Muswellbrook NSW by Denman Children’s Centre, Muswellbrook Childcare Centre and Tilly’s Play and Development Centre. You can find all the information here Muswellbrook flyer April 7th

April 7th - Full Day Session

April 7th – Full Day Session

 APRIL 8th – Hosted in Tamworth N.S.W.

April 8th - Full Day Session

April 8th – Full Day Session

APRIL 9th – Hosted in Armidale N.S.W.

April 9th - We all want more PLAY: So what's putting us off?

April 9th – We all want more PLAY: So what’s putting us off?

APRIL 10th – Hosted in Inverell N.S.W

April 10th - Full Day Session 2-Hour Evening Session

April 10th – Full Day Session
2-Hour Evening Session

 APRIL 12th – Hosted in Port Macquarie N.S.W. by Laurieton Early Education Centre

April 12th - Full Day Session

April 12th – Full Day Session

 APRIL 26th – Hosted in Aroona/Caloundra Qld

April 16th - Full Day THIS IS A CLOSED SESSION

April 16th – Full Day Session

APRIL 28th / 29th – Hosted in Ipswich QLD by Ipswich Family Day Care

April

April 28th – We all want more PLAY: So what’s putting us off?
April 29th – The ‘DO’ approach to PLAYING: PLAY. learning and the reality of children’s PLAY

APRIL 30th – Hosted in Currimundi QLD

April 30th - 2-Hour evening session

April 30th – 2-Hour evening session

MAY 1st - Hosted in:Preston VIC by Playgroup Victoria

Marc Armitage

May 1st – Conference Keynote Address – More PLAY

JUNE 28th – Hosted in Brisbane QLD by ECTA

June 28th Conference Keynote Presentation and Masterclass THIS IS A CLOSED EVENT

June 28th Conference Keynote Presentation and Masterclass
THIS IS A CLOSED EVENT

Watch for updates regarding Marc’ sessions in the following areas …  Details coming soon:

PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON THESE SESSIONS. Please direct enquires to Donna at marcatplay.ontour@gmail.com

PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON THESE SESSIONS.
Please direct enquires to Donna at marcatplay.ontour@gmail.c

We are now taking expressions of interest from people and organisations all over Australia who are interested in knowing more about hosting Marc Armitage in 2014. Please email marcatplay.ontour@gmail for further information.

Seeking Hosts

Marc Armitage in Australia on his
NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST TOUR 2014

 

::: Marc Armitage in Australia 2014

January 27th, 2014


 

Marc Armitage

2012 and 2013 have been GREAT years for UK Playwork Consultant Marc Armitage and the early years Sector in Australia, New Zealand and the west coast of the USA …

Marc Armitage

and now we are preparing to do it all over again in 2014 with Marc’s North, South, East, West Tours of Australia and New Zealand!

North, South, East, West Tours 2014

“Play must happen before learning can occur” …  This is the message Marc Armitage has been sharing with the world for the last eighteen months and we are delighted that Marc is planning os spending 2014 right here in Australia as he continues to spread the word about PLAY, PLAYING and PLAYWORK with our educators and young people.

Marc Armitage
During 2014, Marc’s third consecutive year visiting Australia, he will be offering another inspiring selection of short and full day lecture topics.

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::: 6 ~ 2-Hour Professional Development Lecture Topics

.: What we need: A large enough room to be able to seat people comfortably.

.: A projector for PowerPoint with a good sized screen.

.: Access to sound playback.

.: Internet access if possible.

::: TOPIC  1A ~ We all want ‘more play’ in our setting – so what’s putting us off?

.: (Part One) Designed for the Pre School sector

::: TOPIC 1B ~  The Role of the Adult in Children’s Play : The play cycle.

.: (Part Two ~ Extension to ‘more play’) Designed for all sectors

::: TOPIC 1C ~ The five possibilities. * NEW TOPIC FOR 2014

.: (Part Three ~ Extension to the’ role of the adult’) Designed for all sectors

::: TOPIC 2A ~ Why is the playground square?

.: Designed For Schools

::: TOPIC 3A ~ We all want ‘more play’.

.: Designed for the OOSH sector

::: TOPIC 4A ~ Vandalism and damage to public playgrounds – causes and cures.

.: Aimed at designers, developers and architects of playspaces, particularly playground design

Marc Armitage

::: 5 ~ Full Day Professional Development Topics

.: What we need: A large enough room to be able to seat people at tables in groups of 6-8 comfortably. 

.: A projector for PowerPoint with a good sized screen.

.: Access to sound playback if possible.

.: Internet access if possible.

.: Some worksheet documents will be forwarded to you for copying in advance. 

::: Topic 5A ~ (Part 1) The ‘Do Approach’ to Playing : play, learning and the reality of children’s play.

.: Designed for people working in ECE in both school and non-school sectors – all levels of staff: workers, managers, owner/operators, development officers and advisors preschool and childcare educators, school teachers, out of school hours carers, tertiary students and educators in ECE and others.

::: Topic 5B ~ (Part 2)  The ‘Do Approach’ to Playing : the link between pretend play and the magic garden. * NEW TOPIC FOR 2014

.: Designed for people working in ECE in both school and non-school sectors – all levels of staff: workers, managers, owner/operators, development officers and advisors preschool and childcare educators, school teachers, out of school hours carers, tertiary students and educators in ECE and others.

::: Topic 6A ~ The Playground: More than just an outdoor classroom.

.: Designed for people working in elementary/primary schools as class teachers, managers, advisors and specialist staff.

::: Topic 7A ~ More than just Flapping a Parachute: a new games/co-operative games training day.

.: Designed for people working with children and young people of all ages including,  ECE and childcare people, teachers and others working in schools, play workers,  after-school workers, youth- workers, sports and leisure workers and others.

::: Topic 8A ~ The ‘Do Approach’ to playground design.

.: Designers, developers and architects of playspaces, particularly playground design.

 You can even host Marc and attend your event FREE OF CHARGE! 

Host for free 2014

You can find all the information you require in this pdf document Marc Armitage 2014.

Be sure to keep you eyes on our Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning Facebook page for dates and destination throughout the year, beginning in March in VIC, ACT, NSW and QLD, as well as Marc’s Marc Armitage at Play Facebook page.

Be sure to be a part of Marc’s North, South East, West Tours in Australia and New Zealand in 2014 as Marc continues to share his passion for PLAY and PLAYWORK here with us … Ahhhh … so THIS is why they call Australia the lucky country!

Please email Donna at marcatplay.ontour@gmail.com for all enquiries!

Malarkey

Special thank to Malarkey for allowing us to use their image!