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Partners in play: the importance of 'teaching' during child initiated learning

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Rose Blair / Rebecca Massey
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Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / Early Years Practitioners / Teaching Assistants
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Early Years Foundation Stage
Event Description
This two-part course will help practitioners to find out about how they can have the maximum impact on children’s learning during their self-initiated play.

It will provide a deeper understanding of what high-quality teaching in child initiated learning (CIL) looks like. Practitioners will explore the 'play cycle' and its impact on children's learning and development.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending this course, participants will:

  • gain an awareness of the 'play cycle' and what this looks like in practice

  • develop an understanding of how to effectively guide and challenge children's learning during CIL

  • engage in practical activities that can be applied in the classroom

  • take part in a gap task around developing the adult role during CIL

Additional Information
Delegates should bring evidence of their gap task to part 2.
Start Date
Monday 21 October 2019
End Date
Thursday 21 November 2019
Closing Date
Sunday 20 October 2019
09:00 - 12:00
Maximum Places
Maximum places per establishment
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