Play-based Learning


Play-based Learning   Learning in play is a highly complex and intellectual process that requires careful, planned, and intentional observation, interpretation, and analysis. This requires educators to have and continue to acquire an extensive knowledge base of how learning happens in play, how different children develop in play, how concepts are revealed and the critical role of the adult in making the learning visible.”
 (Adapted from Trawick-Smith & Dziurgot, (2010)

Please see below to access resources and materials designed to support educators with play-based learning.



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Play-based Learning   MP4
     
Introduction   MP4
     
What does play-based learning look like and sound like?   MP4
     
How are educator teams rethinking their role in play-based learning?   MP4
     
How do educator teams co-construct learning through play and make learning visible?   MP4
     
The FDELK team members engage with children in different ways, prompting children to reveal their thinking in role.   MP4
     
How are educator teams analyzing their observations and documentation to inform learning in play?   MP4
     
How do educator teams co-construct learning through play and make learning visible?
FDELK teams are incorporating the Principles of Universal Design for Learning(EDL) and Differentiated Learning
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What are some strategies that educator teams use to support children's play-based learning?   MP4
     
How are educator teams analysing their observation and documentation to inform learning in play?   MP4
     
How do educator teams co-construct learning through play and make learning visible?
Listening in on how a Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten team member scaffolds children's learning: Responding, Extending, Challenging .
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Following children's thinking to respond, extend and challenge.   MP4
     
Reflections on play-based learning: how one Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten team co-constructed the learning with each other, and with the children and as a result made the learning more visible.   MP4
     
How will your educator team make thinking and learning visible through play?   MP4

Transcripts
This document contains a transcript of all of the video segments in this series.
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Viewer Guide
Viewer Guide includes descriptions of the videos and reflective questions for before, during and after viewing.
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