This webinar will explore practical strategies for developing skills in the area of play and playfulness. Much of the recent focus on play in both research and in practice is on how and why children play, but how practitioners develop their own skills as ‘playful players’ is equally as important. Becoming a playful practitioner takes practice and skill, and this webinar aims to equip early years teachers and practitioners with those skills to become playful practitioners and to embed playful moments into their daily lives.
Bio of Presenter: Sinead McCauley Lambe
Sinéad McCauley Lambe is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining MIE, Sinéad taught for eleven years in St. Vincent’s Infant Boys’ school in North William Street. Here, Sinéad moved into resource teaching and worked with children with ASD and those experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. It was this work that ignited Sinéad’s interest in educational disadvantage, motor development and early intervention. Sinéad completed a Masters Educational Disadvantage in DCU and is currently a PhD candidate there. Her research interests include infant motor development and emergent handwriting development. She strongly believes in the power of puppets and play to engage those learners who need us the most.
|Course date||09-12-2021 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||09-12-2021 8:00 pm|
|Cut off date||09-12-2021 6:00 pm|
|Speaker||Sinead McCauley Lambe|
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