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24-6176-AUT-How to get Play established in the Infant Classroom

24-6176-AUT-How to get Play established in the Infant Classroom


The infant day is extremely busy and finding time to squeeze everything in can be difficult. With constant curriculum pressures on us, how can we possibly allow ‘Play’ to flourish in our classrooms? This webinar will delve into a thematic approach to Play as integrated learning and how the new Primary Curriculum Framework sets us up for a Play reformation! There will be plenty of practical advice on how you can set up a purposeful Play environment in your classroom that encourages plenty of learning opportunities while giving children freedom to explore.


Learning Outcomes

  • Establish a Play sequence that fits within your classroom dynamic.
  • Recognise the importance of children’s voice during Play and how to promote choice in the classroom.
  • Identify the role of the adult as fundamental in achieving the most from the Play experience and moving from periphery to participation.
  • Implement a thematic approach to Play that integrates seamlessly within the infant day.

The tutor Dean Vaughan is a primary school teacher. He has a B.Ed, M.Ed. in Aistear and PG. Dip in Leadership & Management.  Dean is a primary school teacher that has spent most of his teaching career in the infant classroom. He has a Masters in expressive language skills through Play and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management. Dean is passionate about playful approaches to teaching and learning in the classroom and works closely with student teachers as a research supervisor and part time lecturer in teaching training colleges. 

A link will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.

Cancellation Policy:   Please note, the fee for this course is non-refundable. By booking a place you agree to these terms. 

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 24-09-2024 6:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 24-09-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 50
Fee €5.00
Select Hours 1
Speaker Dean Vaughan
Course Format Online
Location Online

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