Teacher Skills Forum 2019
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Saturday, March 9 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Play is Learning: understanding its importance in the Early Years classroom

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Can children really learn if they are simultaneously having fun? The answer, quite simply, is yes.

Thanks to recent studies we now know more than ever before about optimal learning conditions for young children, and play forms a necessary part of this. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the advantages of incorporating play into the classroom, how to explain its benefits to parents, as well as how to responsibly manage the learning environment.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Understand the different types of ‘play’ available to teachers
- Explain how it supports childhood learning and development
- Plan lessons that incorporate ‘play’ in a safe and productive way

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Louise Westman - لويز ويستمان

Senior Teacher Young Learners /British Council Jordan - معلمة أولى للمتعلّمين الأطفال في المجلس الثقافي البريطاني، الأردن, British Council - المجلس الثقافي البريطاني
Louise is Senior Teacher Young Learners at British Council Jordan. She has taught children aged 4-18 extensively in MENA, Asia and Europe, as well as deliver teacher training and manage Young Learner programmes.During her career, she has developed in-company materials for Primary-level... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm EET
Wadi Rum 1 - Ground Floor