Discussion Group: Edutainment – Bringing the fun back into learning

Time : 14:00 – 16:00
Length of Training : 2 hours
Type of Training : CPD Workshop
Who should attend

Anyone with an interest in effective and innovative learning techniques:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychometrists
  • Registered Counsellors
  • Facilitators
  • Trainers
  • Teachers
  • Parents

Ed-u-tain-ment: defined as – entertainment that is intended to be educational – the act of learning through a medium that both educates and entertains – an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention.
The term Edutainment has been around a long time – thought to have been coined by The Walt Disney Company in 1948. Edutainment as a form of teaching has been around since time immemorial. Fables incorporating morals are an obvious example of teaching blended with story-telling. What makes edutainment a highly effective means of educating is the context of the message, the receptiveness of the audience, and the long-term retention of the shared information (Lorio, 2010).

Join us for a discussion about edutainment and exposure to a number of South African tools and what they have to offer to our learning programmes.

“Play is a very serious matter….It is an expression of our creativity; and creativity is at the very root of our ability to learn, to cope, and to become whatever we may be.” (Rogers & Sharapan, 1994)

  • Awareness of Edutainment as a growing industry
  • Awareness of a number of South African developed edutainment offerings
  • A two hour practical workshop understanding the basics of Edutainment and a hands on explanation of available tools in the South African market.
  • Refreshments

Kathy Knott
Director at JvR Psychometrics
MSocSc (Counselling Psychologist)

Mrs Katherine Knott qualified as a counselling psychologist at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg in 1999 after completing her Masters of Social Science. She is registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and is a Director at JvR Psychometrics.

Mrs Knott successfully manages the Publishing Department at JvR Psychometrics, while running many of the internationally accredited training courses, in particular the Myers Briggs Type Indicator®, the California Personality Inventory™ (CPI™) and the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT™).

Mrs Knott uses these international and national tools in her consulting work with various organisations, both locally and in other African countries. She has done a significant amount of work with different telecommunications companies, working on leadership development and capacity building projects.

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