Play-based learning: using the Pedagogical Play-framework


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Prof. Susan Edwards
Susan Edwards is a Professor in Early Childhood Education at the Australian Catholic University, Learning Sciences Institute of Australia. Her research investigates the role of play-based learning in the early childhood curriculum.


Play-based learning is a cornerstone of early childhood education. In recent years the concept of intentional teaching has also become important in early childhood education. This webinar discusses a new approach to balancing open-ended play with intentional teaching using the Pedagogical Play-framework. The Pedagogical Play-framework argues that three main types of play-based learning, including open-ended, modelled and purposefully-planned play can be used by children in multiple combinations to support young children’s learning.

After this webinar you will,

  • understand the relationship between open-ended, modelled and purposefully-framed play in the Pedagogical Play-framework
  • be familiar with the theoretical ideas in the work of Vygotsky underpinning the Pedagogical Play-framework

This webinar is suitable for educators at all stages of their careers. Please allow time to view this session in one sitting as your progress through the webinar cannot be saved.

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