Design is an inseparable part of everyday life. From interacting with every object one uses to every space one resides in design has the power to influence our everyday experiences. This influential power of design is just as relevant when it comes to a child. A playful, stimulating and sensitively designed environment can have a positive impact on children’s learning and development. Hence, the aim of the short course on “Play, Creativity, and Design” is to introduce the basic principles of space, material and activity design with an underpinning science of Early Childhood Development and Play-based Learning, and to motivate participants to enhance their creative strengths through hands-on exercises. Our Design and ECD professionals believe that everybody can design and design does not have to be complex or costly, but it should be coherent with the context. In this process, all that is needed is an experimental mindset, an appreciation for beauty, and the courage to fail, and try again.
Participants will gain knowledge and skills to design and create an environment that promotes learning and development through play. On successful completion of this course, it is intended that the participants will gain the following knowledge, skills, and competencies.
Skills and Competencies