Move, Grow, Play! Using Play to Teach and Learn

Course 5057

Did you know that students who are running and jumping are learning the laws of physics? That learning about surface tension involves blowing bubbles? That children who are picking up cotton balls with tongs are developing their pincer grips? These are just a few examples of how children learn through play.

Textbook author Lisa Murphy challenges us to ensure our professional practice focuses on what the research proves is the foundation of learning: play. In this inspiring course, you will learn ways to add the “Magnificent Seven” to your lessons, gather evidence that champions learning through play, and will return laughter, joy, and play to your classroom!

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Reflect on assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, specific to play in professional practice.
  • Define one’s personal philosophy of play.
  • Incorporate the Magnificent Seven: create, move, sing, discuss, observe, read, and play into lesson plans.
  • Implement research and evidence based teaching methods in the classroom.
  • Learn why play is the foundation of children’s learning.
  • Identify researchers’ work in the early childhood education field and grow in understanding of their knowledge and influence.
  • Curate evidence which supports play as a teaching and learning strategy.
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