Playing to learn: child-led play and its importance for thinking and learning
This course is provided by Di Chilvers. This course is ideal for those who are already involved in early years education and want to reflect on their practice and review planning, observation and development of child-initiated play. It is delivered using small group activities, whole group discussions and individual time for reflection. The course is based on ATL's publication Playing to Learn.
Programme themes include:
- what do we mean by childinitiated thinking and learning and adultled activities and what does this look like in practice?
- how does play support childinitiated thinking and learning?
- unpicking the research and theories of childinitiated thinking and learning
- thinking about good practice how can we integrate childinitiated thinking and learning into everyday practice?
- looking at some case study examples from practice.
This course aims to:
- develop a clear understanding of the complex nature of childinitiated thinking and learning and how this supports children's progress in the foundation stage
- explore the balance between childinitiated thinking and learning and adultled teaching
- consider the importance of childrelated learning and how to convey this within a whole school setting
- reflect on your practice and discuss your thinking with others.
Who this course is for
- Support staff
£40 – all standard teaching members. £20 – all standard support members.
London - BOOKING CLOSED - 08 November 2012
York - BOOKING CLOSED - 06 March 2013
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