Most educators have a great understanding of the value of play, and see it occurring every day in their learning environment. In fact, we have known about the importance of play for nearly 2500 years... ‘Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play’ -Plato. This webinar serves to remind us of the educators role in play, our intentionality, the required skills, how to plan for play and most importantly, play’s role in our routine. Quality- play, doesn’t just happen by accident. To achieve the goals and outcomes we have set for the children takes a symbiotic approach to learning between the play elements and your intentionality. Once you understand this connection new possibilities in programming, planning, engagement, routines, and even relationships, start to present themselves. These understandings can also be important curriculum information which parents and the community benefit from. So, we will also discuss how to be an advocate for play, and all its virtues, in our everyday curriculum development.
Completing The science of play: Unleashing the power and potentials of a play based curriculum will contribute one hour of PD addressing Standard 7 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Professional Knowledge Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it
2.2 Content selection and organisation
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