Event Details

Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The date of registration will be announced on the Project Zero twitter account in the coming weeks.
Scholarship are available. If you intend to apply for a scholarship please submit the scholarship application before registering. Please note that scholarship funding is limited and not every applicant will receive a scholarship. Generally, applications are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Most scholarships cover between 20% to 40% of the tuition.
Play is central to how children learn: the way they make sense of their world; the way they form and explore friendships; the way they shape and test hypotheses about their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical environments. Yet incorporating play into a classroom or formal school setting isn’t a straightforward endeavor, as the nature of play and the nature of school are often at odds.
 
In this mini-course, participants will consider some core principles and practices of playful learning. Key questions will include: What does learning through play look and feel like? How can a shared understanding of learning through play enhance a learning experience? How can educators create conditions in which playful learning can thrive? We will reflect on the importance of developing a common understanding of the phenomenon of playful learning and the opportunities and challenges of incorporating play into the classroom. Discussions will draw on teacher-researcher practices developed through the Pedagogy of Play research initiative at Project Zero and partnering educators from schools in Denmark and South Africa. Through hands-on activities, illustrations from classroom practice, and experimenting with playful learning and teaching tools, participants will explore ways to bring more playful learning in their contexts.
 
Participants in this online mini-course should anticipate a time commitment of about 2-3 hours per week over the four weeks of the program. This online mini-course is not linked to a degree program, and academic credit is not available. You will be eligible for a digital certificate representing 10 professional development hours upon successful completion of the mini-course requirements.