Playful Schools Online
Providing opportunities for rich and transformative play within the school day, every day
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Today, opportunities for play are being removed from schools around the world. Children are faced with shrinking recess periods, impoverished play environments and behavioral rules that are inconsistent and incoherent.
Children deserve better, and we can help.
This course offers a strong foundation and guide for anyone seeking to improve children’s opportunities for play in school, whether between classes or after. Each module includes a discussion of the topic by experienced professionals, case studies from schools in the US, UK and Australia, a key reading, and new vocabulary terms. The focus here is on building your capacity to make change, so reflective worksheets help you create your own site-specific plan of action.
Pop-Up Adventure Play began in 2010 with the intention of developing a holistic, low-cost and community-based approach to supporting children’s play. Each member of the team has more than a decade's experience of front line play support and engagement with a variety of stakeholders. Today, we are proud to offer ongoing support and training, and to be encouraging the growth of an international community of Playwork students and practitioners in more than a twenty countries around the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
This course is ideal for:
- Educators, administrators and parents working in or primarily with schools
- People interested in playwork theory as applied to schools
This course is not for:
- People who want to become playworkers
- Those seeking play-based curricula or other educational approaches