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Play-based Learning (Summer)

70.00


This Play-based Learning course explores international best practice in the field of early childhood education, providing teachers with a better understanding of the characteristics of the Síolta and Aistear frameworks and their importance for early childhood education in Ireland. The course examines Stage One of the NCCA Primary Language Curriculum 2016 – The Infant (Stage 1) Curriculum encompassing the principles and methodologies of the 2009 Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (NCCA). Course participants will explore how playful learning impacts the child’s development, communication and wellbeing and consider how best to organise, manage and assess playful learning. This course provides effective contexts and strategies for developing oral language competencies, reading development and writing skills in the infant classroom, while inputting to the SSE process. The course content also explores the important role of the environment and outdoor play as part of a child’s learning.


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Topics

The key topics of this course are:

  • Early Childhood Education Policy and Practice – an Irish Context
  • Playful Pedagogies in Early Childhood
  • Environmental Awareness and Outdoor Play in the Infant Classroom
  • Literacy in the Infant Classroom
  • Classroom Management

Objectives

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Discuss international best practice in the field of early childhood education
  • Examine the characteristics of the Síolta and Aistear frameworks and their importance for early childhood education in Ireland
  • Explore Stage One of the NCCA Primary Language Curriculum 2016 – The Infant (Stage 1) Curriculum, encompassing the principles and methodologies of Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (NCCA)
  • Explore how successful early childhood approaches were created and introduced over the years, including Aistear, Síolta, Montessori and Froebel
  • Explore how playful learning impacts a child’s development, communication and wellbeing, and consider how best to organise, manage and assess playful learning
  • Explore the role of the environment and outdoor play as part of a child’s learning, and examine assessment methods in outdoor play
  • Discuss effective contexts and strategies for developing oral language, early reading and writing skills and abilities
  • Explore the different strategies that can be used to help build strong relationships with parents.

 

Pricing

1 Course
Enrol on any course for €70.

2 Course Bundle
Enrol on any 2 courses for a special rate of €130.

3 Course Bundle
Enrol on any 3 courses for a special rate of €180.

GRADUATE SPECIAL RATE
Special course enrolment fee available for all graduates of the Hibernia College Teacher Education programmes.
To avail of the special rate coupon, please contact cpdcourses@hiberniacollege.net or telephone (098) 28382.

 

Help and FAQs

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