Playing with gratitude


This webcast examines the science of gratitude and outlines how combining gratitude with co-play enables positive change in the wellbeing of children from birth to age five. It also explores the development, implementation and findings of the Playing with Gratitude project and the role of mental health in children’s learning and development.

After viewing this webinar, you will understand:

  • The significance of gratitude and the process of gratitude as a tool to support children’s learning and development
  • The role of play and gratitude in developing executive functioning skills, independence and wellbeing
  • Links between gratitude and developing positive neural pathways and social capacities, such as strong verbal reasoning and self-regulation skills
  • The role of gratitude in developing connections to self as well as connections between educators, families and the community.

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Rod Soper is the Director of Education for Thinkers.inq, an early years school dedicated to offering 21st century teaching and learning through transformational play. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of education and leadership design. Rod’s expertise includes research into ontological and interpersonal development and critical thinking. He also focuses on pedagogy, transformational learning environments, educational change and leadership.

Rod has led numerous research projects and written widely about education, teaching practice, learning design, leadership and organisational change.

Additional information

Presented by

Rod Soper

Links to the National Quality Standard

Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice, Quality Area 2: Children’s health and safety, Quality Area 5: Relationships with children, Quality Area 7: Leadership and service management

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments, 6 – Engage in professional learning

Course Duration

60 Minutes

Australian Qualifications Framework

Level 3