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This information-based course includes presentation content by Opal School staff that were delivered for the first time at Opal School Summer Symposium 2016: Constructing a Pedagogy of Play.
The presentations have been converted to essay format and have been organized into topics sections to support readability. We have also included many questions for reflection which can be used to inspire conversation on the course discussion and forum pages.
Course participants will have access to other members who are taking or have taken the course and an area on the site for discussion, further questions, and reflection.
The course includes 6 presentations organized into 6 modules. When you register for the course you will have access to the first module. Modules will be available to you every five days after you begin in order to support time to pause between and reflect.
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- Making Friends with Conflict by Susan Harris MacKay
- How Are Children Benefitted by a Pedagogy of Play? by Nicole Simpson-Tanner and Caroline Wolfe
- Finding the Big in Small Stories by Kerry Salazar, Hannah Chandler, Tara Papandrew and Caroline Wolfe
- What’s the Relationship Between Play and Writing by Lauren Adams and Joey Hewett
- The Role of the Studio in Supporting a Pedagogy of Play by Lauren Adams
- The Role of Materials by Kathryn Ann Myers
A seventh module includes a collection of documentation panels created by Opal teachers for Symposium. This collection includes a set of reflection questions to support your experience reading and thinking about these panels.
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