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4 Weeks

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2.5 Hrs/Class

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Sunday and Monday
6:00 pm – 08:30 pm



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Course Overview

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 learners 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 Objective

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 Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is intended that the participants will have:

  1. 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.
  2. Been introduced to some interdisciplinary discussions on educational psychology, neurological process of learning and pedagogy.
  3. Reflected critically on their own beliefs on the role of play in promoting learning.
  4. 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.
  5. Become aware of features and characteristics of good quality plays and their consequential impact on children’s learning.
  6. Become aware of domains of development to be addressed through plays and mitigating the needs of the cognitive developmental delay among children.
  7. Explore critically the changing role of education in creating learners of the future.
  8. 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:
  1. Design plays those aids or accelerates children’s holistic development
  2. 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
  3. Identify the specific roles of adults and what an individual adult can do in a given learning through play setting
  4. Assess the developed play to make sure it addresses the intended domains of child development

Course Breakdown

  • Day 1

    Understanding Learning Through Play

  • Day 2

    Aspects of Children’s Holistic Development and Features of Play

  • Day 3

    Designing Play: Access, Materials, Environment and Different Adult Roles in Play

  • Day 4

    Addressing Children’s Developmental Needs and Changing Role of Education to Create Learners of the Future

  • Day 5

    Interdisciplinary Discussions on Educational Psychology, Neurological Process of Learning and Pedagogy

  • Day 6

    Debates and Discussions Around Different Conceptual and Empirical Stances on Play-Based Learning

  • Day 7

    Grounding Play- BRAC’s Play Lab Model as a Successful Implementation of Learning Through Play Pedagogy

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1. IN-PERSON Cash Deposit at BRAC IED (Cash Payments)

2. Cash Deposit in Bank or Online Transfer (through online banking services), App Transfer (i.e. BKash)

Account Name:        BRAC UNIVERSITY, IED

Account Number:    1501100132106008

Bank Name:             BRAC Bank Limited

SWIFT Code:           BRAKBDDH

Routing Number:     060261726


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Account Name:        BRAC UNIVERSITY, IED

Account Number:    1501100132106008

Bank Name:             BRAC Bank Limited

SWIFT Code:           BRAKBDDH

Routing Number:     060261726