Learning Through Play

৳ 5,342.00
Course Duration: 17h 30m

Class Starts

5th March, 2023

Registration Deadline

4th March, 2023

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About Course

Learning through play is a global phenomenon now, and the analysis in relation to play is revolutionizing the way we look at learning. The immense positive effect play can have on not only children’s learning, but on their holistic development, cannot be overlooked. This short course explores the exciting process of learning through play. Participants will understand concepts and theories relating to children’s holistic development, different developmental areas, the process of learning, learning through play pedagogy and the emerging concept of learning through play in local, regional and global context. Participants will also develop an understanding on how play can address children’s developmental needs and how to create a learner of the future through play. They will go through a journey from exploring different concepts to applying them to real life contexts; from designing plays to becoming a responsible facilitator and co-player

Course Time

  • 2.5 weeks
  • 3 days in a week
  • 2.5 hours per class
  • Class Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Class Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Course Objectives

  • Introduce a range of concepts, theories and issues on learning through play pedagogy and child development that assist the understanding and analysis of the relationship between learning through play and child development.
  • Developing participants’ skills to design appropriate play which address children’s learning and developmental needs.
  • Explore the role of adults to support children in learning through play creating an atmosphere to nurture stress-free learning practices and instilling the characteristics of learner of the future among children.

Learning Outcomes

  • Achieved through a wide range of reading, discussion and activities an understanding of the concepts of: learning through play, learning through play pedagogy, types of play, children’s holistic development, adults’ role in learning through play and play designing.
  • Been introduced to some interdisciplinary discussions on educational psychology, neurological process of learning and pedagogy.
  • Reflected critically on their own beliefs on the role of play in promoting learning.
  • Reflected critically on the concepts of child-directed play versus adult-directed play and debates around different conceptual and empirical stances on play-based learning.
  • Become aware of features and characteristics of good quality plays and their consequential impact on children’s learning.
  • Become aware of domains of development to be addressed through plays and mitigating the needs of the cognitive developmental delay among children.
  • Explore critically the changing role of education in creating learners of the future.
  • Been introduced to BRAC’s Play Lab Model as a successful implementation of learning through play and grounding the conceptual ideas of learning through play pedagogy in the context of Bangladesh.
  • Developed skills to: a)Design plays that aids or accelerates children’s holistic development; b)Identify materials needed for specific plays, ensure access of all children into the designed play and create the appropriate environment for the play and discuss influence of culture over play; c)Identify the specific roles of adults and what an individual adult can do in a given learning through play setting d) Assess the developed play to make sure it addresses the intended domains of child development


Day 1: Understanding Learning through Play
Learning Through Play, Types of Play, Features and Characteristics of Good Quality Plays and Their Consequential Impact on Children’s Learning, Learning Through Play Pedagogy, Overview of Adults’ Role in Learning Through Play Pedagogy and Reflecting Critically on Own Beliefs on the Role of Play in Promoting Learning.

Day 2: Aspects of Children’s Holistic Development and Features of Play
Aspects of Children's Holistic Development, Features of Good Quality Play, Concepts of Designing and Assessing Play, Curriculum and play.

Day 3: Designing Play: Access, Materials, Environment and Adult Roles in Play
Access to Play, Appropriate Play Settings, Safe Environment for Play, Play Materials and Designing Play, Play and Culture, Adults' Roles in Play, Adult-Child Relationship through Play, Designing Plays for Different Child Groups

Day 4: Addressing children’s developmental needs and changing role of education to create learners of the future
Children’s Developmental Needs: Motor, Intellectual, Social and Emotional; Equipping Children with Skills to Tackle Challenging Situation Through Plays, Diversified Play: Sensory Play, Adult-Led Play and Child Directed Play for Promoting Different Aspects of Holistic Development; Play and Children with Developmental Delay.

Day 5: Interdisciplinary discussions on educational psychology, neurological process of learning and pedagogy.
Play Designing; Interdisciplinary Discussions on Education Psychology, Neurological Process of Learning and Play.

Day 6: Panel Discussion on Different Conceptual and Empirical Stances on Play-Based Learning
Panel discussion on Pre-determined topics on play-based learning

Day 7: Grounding play- BRAC’s Play Lab Model as a successful implementation of learning through play pedagogy
Play Based Learning Centers, Videos on Play Labs and HPL, Context in Designing Play Labs, Impact of Play Labs on Children’s Learning.