The approach of UK Playday is a good reason to look at a new MOOC (massive open online course) on Play.
Exploring Play: The Role of Play in Everyday Life, is a seven week long course beginning on 29 September 2014. It aims to help us to think differently about play, and discover why something that is so often taken for granted is actually very important and significant to us all.
The course is offered by the University of Sheffield on the attractive FutureLearn platform, and is led by respected Professor Elizabeth Wood. It requires 4 hours of study time per week, a total of 28 hours overall. The course is free to study, and if required, a Certificate of Participation is available at £25. The course will be of interest if you wish to work or study in the fields of psychology, playwork, childhood studies, play therapy, hospital play, teaching, childcare, or if you just want to better understand your relationship with your own children and your own play.
Before then, UK Playday is Wednesday 6th August this year, with a theme of ‘the Importance of Play’. On Playday thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK. The Playday 2014 website is live, so organisations can start registering their events, and individuals can begin planning their days – there are lots of ways to get involved!
It will be a relief to explore a child’s right to play, in contrast to all the abuse that is dominating the media
Please could you send detail
What an exciting-looking course, thanks for the heads-up!
I would like to know more about this please
I’m interested where do I sign up please?
could you please give more details
Sounds interesting keep me posted
I am a newly registered childminder , would really like to do this course looks very interesting and any other courses that you have ingoation on could you please send info for please
Thanks Kelly 🙂
How do I sign up? Would love to do this course.
Interested and Would like to know more about this course. Please send information about this course. Is there any course work to be submitted or practicum to be done?
I would like to do this course. How do I enrol?
i would like to join this
I’m excited about knowing and learning about play, I am a grade 2 teacher in Phuket, Thailand.
You can join this free online course and find more information here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/play
I am very interested in this play course. Sounds fab! Please forward any further info.
Hi, I am interested in this. Can you please give me more details. Thanks
How do I sign up?
Just follow this link to join the course https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/play
Id like to register for the free online course. I want to improve my practice in my preschool x
I would like to sign up!