Promoting inclusive play in the infant classroom - 21LCAU60

Promoting inclusive play in the infant classroom

Playful approaches to teaching and learning have the potential to support all children achieving their potential. A growing body of research suggests that playful approaches are particularly important for children with diverse learning needs and interests. This webinar will explore the importance of play for children with special educational needs. It will explore the concept of inclusive play and consider strategies for supporting the play needs and interests of all children in the infant classroom.

  • Inclusive early education and play.
  • Ensuring meaningful inclusion in play and learning.
  • The potential of inclusive play to support the wellbeing and learning of all children.
  • A concept of play which incorporates the play needs and interests of all children.
  • Developing broad and balanced play provision.
  • Strategies for promoting meaningful inclusion in play.

Lisha O’Sullivan is Head of the Department of Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick. Lisha lectures in early childhood education at MIC and supervises students’ research at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD levels. A qualified Play Therapist, Lisha’s research interests include early years curriculum and pedagogy, the role of play in development and inclusive education.

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This webinar is hosted by Donegal Education Centre, in partnership with Carrick Education Centre and Mayo Education Centre. The information you provide when registering will be shared with the host centre and the centre through which you booked and can be used and shared by them in accordance with their Terms and Privacy Policy, which is available on their website.

Course Details

Course Date 18-10-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 18-10-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 17-10-2021 11:00 pm
Select Hours 1
Location Live Webinar - Online
Categories Primary

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